Course Update for June 5, 2015

The weather this past week was excellent for our annual spring aerification. With the course closed Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday the turf team was able to complete numerous cultural practices to improve health and playability of the turf. Without the course being closed we would not be able to accomplish half of what we did. The crew aerified greens with a needle tyne “venting” that allows for oxygen exchange promoting rooting and the release of nutrients for growth. This form of aerification is non intrusive, and after rolling a couple times you wouldn’t notice that this was completed.…

Course Update for June 8, 2012

On Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 the turf team completed numerous cultural practices throughout the golf course. The weather was in our favour — cloudy and cool! During these two long days the team put a great effort in and accomplished more then was planned. On greens we double verti-cut (see photo 1). This practice removes excess thatch and elongated grass blades to allow for a truer putting surface. After this was completed we aerated the greens with a needle tyne to relive some compaction and promote air movement, hoping to increase root density which will help with…