Course Update for September 22, 2017

By September 22, 2017Aerification, Turf

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 growth has been a little bit more challenging with grass yield higher than we would normally get this time of year. The roughs have grown rapidly, and with limited staff it has been difficult for our team to keep up. We have been cutting and blowing as frequently as possible to keep the roughs tidy and playable (see photo below).

Our team has been working hard to get as much done as we can, and we will continue to work diligently to provide the best fall conditions possible.

Enjoy the weekend,

Andre Aymar, Golf Course Superintendent