With the tournament on Saturday, we will cut greens and roll - but have raised the mowers .005" - may not sound like much, but it does help the turf and will make the greens a bit slower.
- Afternoon syringes help give the turf a breather. Sorry for any inconvenience this watering may cause.
- Since June 1st we have had 0.63" of rain and ET for the same period is now at 6.57".
- Excessive Heat Warning continues until 4PM Saturday. High for Friday is predicted to be 103 and 96 on Saturday.
1995 July 12 July 13 July 14 July 15 July 16
97° 104° 100° 98° 93°
2012 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6 July 7
98° 96° 102° 103° 103°* 96°*
* predicted highs
For more detailed info check out the National Weather Service Heat Wave comparisons for Chicago.
For more info on the USGA recommendations on how to manage turf in the heat follow thin link:
USGA Summer Heat Is On
According to the US Drought Monitor, we are now in a "Moderate Drought, as of July 3rd.
Drought Monitor - Midwest
|Hand watering fairways - not something you typically see at Biltmore|