Wednesday, November 8, 2017
This week we are doing a deep verticut of the greens. The machine we use is called a graden. It has a sand box attached to the top of the machine. As the blades remove the thatch, the sand is then dropped down through tubes to fill the void. This machine will remove about 12% of organic material with the blades we are using. Today was a tough day due to no sun and a light rain. The front nine was completed today and the back nine later this week.
It looks like we will be playing croquet in 2018. We are in the very early stages of building a 16,000 square foot green. This court will be built just like a green, internal drainage, gravel and 12" of sand. We will sod the court with A-1 bent grass. We have taken down over 30 trees at the pavilion and are in the process of removing the fescue sod. We will use this sod on the golf course in various places in the rough.
Monday, November 6, 2017
We have begun the long process of aerating all the fairways. Hope fully we will get done by the end of this month. Holes that are completed are 4,7,11, 12,13,15 and 17. Please be patient with the crew that are working on certain fairways during this time.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
We had our first frost of the season with a low of 28*. This will slow the grass down and allow us to complete some other projects. As we move in to the rest of the golfing season, we will mow tees , fairways and roughs once a week, and greens 6 days a week. We still have a ton of aerification to finish before winter sets in.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
With all the rain lately, the course is starting to come alive. Everything is in bloom, from the rhododendrons to the pink lady slippers that hide to the right of 1 fairway. The fairways are tight, the temps are getting warmer and the greens are rolling true.