Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Drone use for Maintenance Surveying

I got a drone to use through-out the maintenance department to help with surveying areas around the course, picture, scouting for drought, traffic, disease pressure, shade line(tree management).  I am sure much more as  I learn better ways to use it.  Here are some fun pictures from yesterday. 

Hole #6

Hole #5

Hole #1

Hole #3 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Few Pictures from around the course

8 tee and 7 green complex

Few of our wildlife friends

View of hole #3

View of 14 from the forward tees 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bermuda Aeration

Fairways, tees amd approaches have also been aerated to aid with rye grass transition and promote healthy bermudagrass 

Using the sweeper to collect cores from the playing areas 

Here is a good illustration showing the approach sand topdressing program is doing a nice job. The added sand helps to firm up the approaches and allow for better plant health and playability.

Nutec was on property applying the prescribed 
Nutrients to the course. Nutec is a gps guide fertility application based on over 500 soil sample that are collected and given a gps cordinate and then sent to the lab for testing. Nutrients are added based on the deficiency in the exact locations. 


Greens are recovery well and have been rolled for several days. We will perform our first mowing after 5 days. 

Greens being mowed after 5 days 

Small amounts of sand is brought back to the putting surface after mowing and rolling so the team using back pack blowers to spread the sand into any open holes 

May Greens Aeration

Deep tines that are 1/2 inch in diameter are used to created long channels for healthy root growth. 
Quad tine using 1/2 inch holes are used the aerate the greens to remove thatch and create space for healthy bentgrass 
Holes are back filled with sand to aid I. Drainage and oxygen for the root system
Here the you can see the open holes are from the deep tine machine which is completed after the core aeration has been accomplished.
With good weather all holes are healed over with in 21 days 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

February task

Putting out some herbicide for post control of winter weeds and pre emergent weed control for spring and summer control.
Adding some fertilizer to the ryegrass fairways to get them ready for the spring golfing season.
Pressuring washing course amenities 
Irrigation consultants Jim fredericks (fredericks irrigation service), Paul Roche (golfwaterinc) and Randy Chilton from 
)rainbird corporate ) on site working to improve satellite communication and effeciencies. 

Aeration week

Aerating greens to remove thatch, incorporate sand and provide a better root zone for the bent grass roots 
Aeration number 2 green
Holes once they have been filled with sand 

Using back pack blowers to help move the sand into the holes. We used 65 tons of sand to  backfill aeration holes 

7 days after aeration was completed. The weather has been good for recovery. We had about .75 of rain plus the weather has been in the mid-high 70s