Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Temporary green on #2

As of Monday, the agronomy staff has implemented a temporary green for #2.  The end of the fairway was cut lower and topdressed to give the temporary a smoother roll.  An eight inch cup has also been used to make it more fun to play.
This green experienced extremely high levels of a plant parasite called nematodes.  These nematodes are microscopic and survive in the soil during the growing season.  They extract nutrients from the roots of healthy plants thereby compromising the turfs ability to handle severe stresses such as the intense heat and drought experienced this summer.  We decided that in order to take advantage of the prime growing conditions right now, that we would restrict play on this hole to a temporary green, to give the green a break from all the foot traffic.  This will also allow the agronomy staff more access to the green for repairs.  We are planning on re-opening this green in a couple of weeks once the green fills in and is in acceptable condition.  We apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to the improved conditions on this green.

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