Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day!

This past week we finally saw the turf respond to the warming soil temperatures.  The peat ground, which makes up almost 50% of the course, stays colder longer than other areas.  Because of this, the turf is slow to start growing and greening.  This last week soil temps jumped up over 55 degrees, about 2 weeks later than normal.  The rough started growing and the greens are healing.  A few more weeks like this and we should be pretty much back to normal.  It will be awhile longer for the new sod greens (7 and 11), as the thatch that comes with the sod takes awhile to get under control.  The thatch makes the greens spongy/ soft.  It will take many core aerifications and topdressing with sand before they play like the other greens.

The next few weeks we will be working hard to prepare the course for Memorial Day weekend, which includes planting all the annual flowers around the property.

A reminder that flower pickup is this week - Friday and Saturday.

Happy Mothers Day!




Last week we aerified weak areas in the fairways and filled the holes with a mix of seed and soil.

Happy Mothers Day!


Look closely at the #8 green and you can see very faint green lines.  This is the bent that we seeded into the greens this spring to help with the recovery.  Click on the picture to enlarge.