Course Update for September 22, 2017

Although we have officially entered the fall season, it seems summer is sticking around for a few more days. This stretch of sunny weather has been fantastic for golf, and it's been great to see many members still enjoying the course and the patio. This weather has also been favourable for turf growth and recovery. The turf recovery side of things has been excellent because it's given the greens a chance to fully recover from aerification after only 14 days (see 7-day and 14-day photo comparison below). This has exceeded our expectations, and we are very happy with the results. The turf…
September 22, 2017
Root ZoneTurf

Course Update on July 21, 2017

This time of year is always very challenging to grow healthy turf while providing great playing conditions: the days are long, the weather is often hot and humid, and disease pressure is high and traffic is at its peak. Providing high performance turf while under such adverse conditions requires us to be strategic with some of our own defense tactics that help the grass sustain these environments. Weekly venting (aerating) the low spots on the greens is one that has worked very well for us. You may have noticed tiny holes on the surface of some of the greens earlier…
July 21, 2017

Course Update for April 19, 2013

The 2013 Golf Season is Arriving! On Tuesday, April 22 the golf course will open for the 2013 season. It has been a cold and wet month, causing havoc on the course clean-up and turf green up from the long, harsh winter, but temperatures over the last week have risen and the turf has come alive! With this continued wet spring, please be careful of the low lying wet areas throughout the course when you are enjoying your first rounds of the year. Review Winter/Spring 2013 Over the winter and into the spring the turf team has been hard at…
April 19, 2013
TurfWorm Castings

Course Update for October 15, 2012

Fall weather brings along many favourable features for golf courses, but worm castings aren’t one of them. As days get shorter, air temperature and soil temperatures decrease and we tend to see more average rainfall. All of which are perfect conditions for earthworms. There are only three species of earthworms in North America that have been reported to occur in turfgrass, and out of these three only two of them create soil castings. The night crawler is the most common and abundant. When they feed on soil and organic matter at night they leave fecal matter at the entrance of their burrow, leaving…
October 15, 2012

Course Update for April 27, 2012

One of my goals this season is to focus on reducing wear areas throughout the golf course. I have noticed over the last few weeks a significant amount of wear, but not all looks like maintenance traffic. I have started to train my staff on what a wear pattern looks like and how your mind is trained to drive through the same place to do the same task every day. I am trying to change that focus and have the staff vary their path daily thus reducing wear traffic and compaction, like you see in the picture (wear on #1)…
April 27, 2012