Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hot Hot Hot

Today we applied fertilizer with an anylasis of 32-8-5 at the rate of 200lbs of product per acre.  This will give the Bermuda grass the push it needs during the transition from rye grass to bermuda playing surcfaces.  The last few days have been extremely hot for late May.  This will be good for the Bermuda grass ad will also help weaken the rye grass. The rye grass being stressed by hot tempertures is a good thing.  As long as it does not dye this early.  we usually see the rye grass die out towards the end of the month.  If the trend stays true I feel optomistic that we will have good recovery of the Bermuda grass.  The biggest concerns are where the sod was installed during last years winterkill.  These area have not developed strong root systems like the majority of the golc course.  These areas maybe slower to cover of need some extra care.  We will not truely know until transition is complete.  Overall I believe we will be fine.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

All in a Days Work

William is applying a light coat of topdressing.  This is a routine cultural practice
to the greens.  The sand helps to decompose the thatch, firm up the putting surface as a result faster putting speeds are achieved.  The sand also fills in
ball marks that have not been fixed

Claudio is brushing the greens with a coco mat.  This is a lite weight mat that helps push the sand
into the canopy and also smooths out any piles.

Martin is using the aerovator to break up the hard pan areas from
cart and equipment traffic along with areas that have not fully greened up.
fertilizer and water will follow this procedure.  The aerovator is like a aerator except it also wiggles as it is being pulled by the tractor.  This allows for a bigger hole and helps to break up the hard pan areas.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey.  Mr. Schweickert see how they come out when you leave.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Extra Fertilizer for holes 3-10 and Tee Tops

Appying 19-19-19 to Fairways on holes 3-10.  These holes need extra care and support.  We have also applied 1 lb of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium to all Tee Tops

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Thanks to the turf care staff for all their hard work and dedication.  They truely work as a team every day to make our club better.

Keep up the good work Guys!!

Afternoon Shift for Member-Guest

The turf care staff comes back in the afternoon, after play is finished to help prepare the golf course for the last day.  The following task are preformed in the afternoon, Mowing Tees, Filling Divots, Mowing Fairways, Mowing Rye/Bermuda grass Collars, Changing Cups and Raking Bunkers. 

Saturday Morning, we are mowing and rolling greens.

Here are a few pictures:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Member-Guest 2011 Course Information

Foundry Golf Club
May 12-May 14, 2011

Course Characteristics

Primary Grass                                                      Height of Turf

Greens  A1/A4 Bent grass                                     110 with grooved rollers
Tees  Celebration Bermuda/Over seeded with rye       550 walk mowers
Fairways  Celebration Bermuda/Over seeded with rye        650
Fescue  RTF turf type/Aurora Gold Fine fescue               3.5 Inches
Collars A1/A4 Bent grass                                               200

Course statistics

Average tee size: 1500 square feet

Tournament Stimpmeter: 12 ft.

Average green size: 5900

Soil conditions: clay

Rounds per year: 8500

Green construction soil mix:

USGA (85% sand; 15% peat)

Acres of fairway: 30

Source of water:

Surface, run-off

Acres of rough: 50 Bermuda grass 20 Acres of fine and turf type fescue

Sand bunkers: 51

Water hazards: 4

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Greens are rolling nice!!

Double cutting greens to ensure smoothness

Rolling greens to enhance green speeds and create a smooth putting surface

Friday, May 6, 2011


Our Mechanic Dale Libscomb has been employed with the Foundry Golf Club for 14 years.  Dale is the glue the keeps this operation running.  He has a big responsibility to keep all our maintenance equipment serviced and running properly, so the turf care staff can keep our property in great shape.  Most of you probably don't know Dale.   He is behind the scenes and is a very quiet and soft spoken gentlemen. He started working as an equipment operator as his tenure grew he became more involved with about every aspect. He has even been a big help in the clubhouse with electrical problems and plumbing. 

Thanks Dale for all that you do!!