Recently, the staff resodded a few bare spots in the collar on #12 and #13 green. These areas have struggled for a few years due to foot traffic and shade issues. The bare spots were stripped out with a sod cutter, replaced with new sod and then topdressed with sand to knit in the seams. Over the past few weeks, the height of cut of the sod has been lowered from 2" to .450". During the next few weeks, the sod will continue to be topdressed to smooth any low areas and the height will be lowered to our collar height of .250"
Monday, July 25, 2016
As we enter the hottest part of the summer, you’ll notice the grounds staff periodically syringing the greens throughout the afternoon. This practice is critical to the survival of the Bentgrass greens during these extreme temperatures. When the golf course is packed with golfers, it can be very difficult for the staff to visit each green quickly enough.
A few things to consider while you are out on the course:
- the staff has been trained to do their work while staying out of the way as much as possible
- it is inevitable that you will encounter a staff member watering a green during your round
- if a staff member is watering a green and the flagstick has been pulled out, please let them finish watering that green, it will only take a few minutes
It takes a team effort to get the greens through this most stressful time of year. Your cooperation with the grounds staff while they are watering will ensure that we have healthy, vibrant turf throughout the rest of the season. Thank you for your cooperation.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The staff has been hard at work over the past few days putting a fresh edge on bunkers. The perfect growing weather we've had lately has caused the Bermuda along the edges of our bunkers to grow very rapidly. This time of year, the bunker edges must be cut every other week to keep them from looking shaggy. The finished product looks great and very proud of the staff for all their hard work!