Course Update for July 10, 2015

I know most of you don’t want to hear this but we are almost halfway through the golf season. It was a great spring for the course, and I hope that you are figuring out and enjoying the new greens. The weather brought drought in May, showers in June, and July has been unusually cool at night and average during the day. Even with all the weather fluctuations, the one thing that I have noticed is the amount of play the course is getting. This year has shown that the golf course gets a significant amount of play, and with this…
July 10, 2015
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Course Update for May 12, 2012

On the Course This last week has been an excellent week for the turf. Warm temperatures, timely rains, a dream in the life of a Golf Course Superintendent! During the week the team has been finishing some ongoing bunker work; the fairway bunker on #2 has been leveled and topped up with new sand to establish the right depths throughout the bunker. In addition, we have removed some bunker matting and added new sand to the bunker on the right of #8 green. Over the next few weeks proper sand depths are going to be the focus with the turf…

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