Course Update for October 2, 2015

October 1 is here and it seems to have brought the cold weather. The last couple of days have felt like fall: cooler temperatures and windy. The long range weather forecast looks good for golf and even better for the turf department to complete some fall cultural practices. October is a great month to complete aerification and verti-cutting of fairways followed by sand topdressing. Yesterday we began solid tyne aerification in the valley on holes #11 and #17 and applied a good amount of sand topdressing to the top half of #17 fairway. This will reduce compaction, increase air exchange to…
October 2, 2015

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…

Course Update for June 1, 2012

On Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5, the golf course will be closed to allow the turf department to perform a late spring aerification. During these two days we will be completing numerous agronomic tasks that will help the turf to withstand the stresses put on the plant during the summer months. On the greens this year I will be using a needle tyne instead of pulling a core. This form of aeration has been completed on the greens every week in 2012, allowing for better oxygen exchange below the surface, deeper root penetration, and better water management. At…