Thursday, April 4, 2013

Greens Opening - 2013

It has been awhile, but it looks like winter is finally letting go. We will be opening the greens Friday, April 5th at 1PM.  As is customary this time of year, we start mowing the greens at a higher than normal height of cut ans slowly lower the mowers.  The poa is still mostly dormant, but the bent is showing signs of life.

Most of the branches have been cleaned from the course and then we will begin work on the bunkers.  With the cold temperatures, many of the bunker stapes were pushed up by the frost.  Please do not push them back down with your feet, as we need to be able to locate them and properly reset or remove them.

At this time, carts are not permitted.  We need to roll the peat and see some turf growth before we can allow carts.

A reminder that flower orders are due next week!  If you need a flower order from, please contact the clubhouse or me.

Look forward to seeing you on the course. We have made many improvements to the course last year which I think you will enjoy.  We also completed the 3 year greens drainage project, so no more green closers next fall!

Still pretty dormant - not much color.

Some greens were still frozen as of Thursday, hopefully the frost in the ground is gone by Friday so we can roll and cut them.

Cleanup of tree trimming and branches on the course is now complete.  We will begin work on the traps soon.