Course Update for June 24, 2016

It has been a long few weeks for the turf department as we try to manage our way through what I classify as a drought. The course has received 17mm of rain since May 15. Our last significant rain event was June 5 when we received 12mm. Even with an excellent irrigation system, nothing beats a steady rainfall. The team has been out daily hand watering roughs, tees, and greens. Overall, the course is playing great with a little extra ball roll on certain areas throughout the property. The one thing the drought has done is slowed the healing process…
June 24, 2016

Course Update for June 10, 2016

A successful week I would say. The course was closed Monday and Tuesday for the turf department to complete some beneficial cultural practices. The turf team started aerating on Sunday night to get ahead of the dryject machines (see photo) that began on Monday. The entire process on greens took 2.5 days to complete. It entailed core aerification, sand topdressing, matting, dryjecting, hand brushing and finally numerous rolls with a heavy duty roller. Approximately 60 tons of sand was put on the greens surfaces. This is to dilute the thatch build-up which helps with water penetration and allows oxygen into the rootzone.…
June 10, 2016