The golf course has come a long way in the last couple of weeks. We are finally getting some pretty consistent growing temperatures. Greens, tees, fairways and roughs are all starting to green up and we are starting to ramp up course playability for the season.
All of the big construction areas have now been sodded. As seen below the 14th hole was the last one to be done. As the sod matures over the next couple of weeks, there will be many newly sodded areas. We ask that you please be careful not to drive through any of these areas as it can cause significant damage and delay the restoration process. Over the course of the last week, we have still witnessed some cart damage within roped areas. All areas will be roped off and marked accordingly.
The new 18th green was seeded last Friday, May 11. Here are some pictures of the step by step process required to properly seed a green. The seed germinated today, therefore over the weekend we should start seeing a bit of a green tinge on it.
Step 1: Float the green with a light weight brush to smooth and level the green
Step 2: Fertilize with starter fertilizer and rake in with a steel fan rake, rake teeth facing down
Step 3: Seed the green with a drop seeder, a properly calibrated seeder is essential
Step 4: Water the seed lightly and frequently to ensure that the seed never goes dry
City Sewer Project
The restoration is almost complete. Some small sod repairs and path repairs are remaining and should be done within the next couple of weeks.
Creek Erosion Project
The plantings are now complete. Only some minor mulching is left and should be completed early next week.
Have a great weekend,
Andre Aymar, Course Superintendent