Monday, March 21, 2011

Scalping Down Bermuda grass Surrounds

Francisco is scalping down the tall Bermudagrass buffers that are around the bunkers.  Our goal for the upcoming year is to maintain the Bermudagrass surrounds to allow for easier playablity.

Monday, March 14, 2011

3/8 inch solid tines being used on greens

Solid tines being used to stimulate root growth and break surface tension to allow for a healthy bentgrass plant.  Greens will be rolled tomorrow.  Holes will have little effect on ball roll.  We will perform our standard aeration on April 4th using 1/2 inch hollow tines on two inch spacings.

Dolomitic lime

Southern States appying lime to the golf course.  This will help improve the P.H. levels in the soil and aide with better fertility release during the growing season. Some of the P.H levels are very low.

Fertilizing with Calcium and Magnesium.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Certification Received in Enviromental Planning

The Foundry Golf Club Joins Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

POWHATAN, VA-The Foundry Golf Club golf course has received certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property. The plan was developed by Scott Mauldin, Golf Course Superintendent, who is also recognized for his effort to plan for environmental stewardship.

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides an advisory service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs. This worldwide effort is coordinated by Audubon International and is sponsored in part by the United States Golf Association.

"The open space of a golf course is utilized not only by golfers, but is habitat for a variety of wildlife species," explained Jim Sluiter, Staff Ecologist for Audubon International. "We welcome The Foundry Golf Club’s commitment to the environment and to managing the golf course with wildlife in mind."

By joining and participating in the ACSP, The Foundry Golf Club will be involved in projects that enhance habitat for wildlife and preserve natural resources for the benefit of the local community. These projects may include: placing nesting boxes for cavity-nesting birds such as bluebirds and swallows, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, conserving water, and maintaining food and cover for wildlife.

"The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program benefits both people and wildlife," said Sluiter. "It's a great way for the managers of developed properties and environmental organizations to work together to become better stewards of land and natural resources."

After the environmental plan is approved, properties in the program may apply for certification in Wildlife and Habitat Management, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, Water Quality Management, and Outreach and Education by demonstrating that they have met minimum requirements for each category. For more information on golf and the environment, visit

Audubon International is an environmental organization dedicated to educating, assisting, and inspiring millions of people from all walks of life to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources around them. In addition to businesses, Audubon International also provides programs for golf courses, schools, communities, and new developments. For more information, contact Audubon International, 46 Rarick Rd., Selkirk, NY 12158, USA, (518) 767-9051, e-mail them via the Internet at, or visit their website at


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pre emerge herbicide and fertilizer

 Harrell's Fertilizer Truck applying Ronstar Pre emerge. The rate is 3lbs Active Ingredients.

Watering in fertilizer and pre-emergent
Spread rate is 250 lbs of product per acre