Course Update for October 31, 2014

It has been a long season for the golf course with the completion of the greens rebuild and practice facility. The year started off with severe ice damage to the entire golf course, especially the old poa greens. With the hard work of the construction company and the entire maintenance staff we were able to build and grow-in 20 new USGA bentgrass greens. It is now that time of year where the turf team begins the winter preparation of the golf course. With the cold, wet weather we've had over the last week and the long range forecast at our…
October 31, 2014
BallmarksPractice RangeRebuildWinter

Course Update for August 1, 2014

Construction The last green—the putting green—was seeded Thursday morning to wrap up the greens rebuild project. The remaining work on the practice facility will be completed at the end of next week. The last and most important step in the project is the grow-in. This takes time and numerous inputs to allow us to lower the mowing heights so they will be ready for play in the spring of 2015. One of the main inputs is sand; each green will receive between 5-8 skids of bag topdressing sand in the next six weeks. This procedure gives the new grass blades…
August 6, 2014
15th HoleGreensWinter

Course Update for May 23, 2014

I have been asked over the last couple weeks why the fairway and rough recovery is taking so long. Let’s not forget it was the harshest winter in recent history, the damage to the low lying areas throughout the course is severe and growing them back will take time. The amount of damage is not isolated to numerous large areas but to small low spots throughout the fairways and roughs making it impossible to sod. The turf team has been aerating, slit seeding, drop seeding, and topdressing with sand through the damaged areas, now we have begun watering and fertilizing…

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

Course Update for April 13, 2013

I thought at the end of last week spring had finally sprung, but I guess I was wrong. In 2012, temperatures in mid-March were in the low- to mid-20s, allowing the soil temperatures to rise quickly, promoting good spring growth. This year we have yet to have consistent temperatures to allow the turf to actively grow. #5 Green March 19, 2012 #5 Green April 11, 2013 Weather forecasters are calling for some consistent temperatures in the next week which will allow the soil temps to rise, promoting turf growth. I hope to begin cutting tees and fairways and start our…
April 13, 2013