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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rye overseeding to the fairways

Picture show rye seed on top of the playing surface. With several irrigation cycles the seed will fall into the canopy which will help to protect the young seedlings




Several light irrigation cycle will be programmed to speed up the process of the germination. It has been dry so it may take several more days thanks expected 


First mowing of the approaches. Mowing at higher heights. Mowing heights will be reduced in the next couple weeks as the temperature starts to cool down and there is less competition from the Bermuda 


Fairways being mowed for the first time. The process will be the same for the fairways as I mentioned for the approaches 

Bunker liner repairs


We have spent the last couple of weeks repairing bunker liners in several bunkers. This is a timely process but the liners do help with reducing contaminants and help prevent washouts.






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

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