Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lemons into Lemonade

We are now in the process of repairing the damage from the coldest winter on record (Dec-March) on the greens and in the process making them even better then they were before.  #7 and #11 greens have been stripped, re-countoured and tomorrow new "007" bent grass sod will be put down.  By the end of the week all the finishing touches will be completed and in about 4 weeks the new greens will open for play.  Today we are slit seeding all of the other greens and EZ Locator is in town to survey the greens for the new pin placement software program (more on that in the coming weeks).  We also completed our spring aerification of the greens yesterday.  As a Golf Course Superintendent, we are always adjusting to what Mother Nature throws our way, and in the long run making things better.

#11 green - the new countours will allow many new pin locations.  Sod installation begins Wednesday.

Survey of the greens surface begins today for the EZ Locator pin program.  More info in the coming weeks on this new program.

Flowers of spring - windflowers are a bulb that does well in protected areas - and the deer don't seem to like them!