Monday, July 22, 2013

Bunker wash Monday

This morning we received close to another 2 inches of rain that caused most of the bunkers to wash. It will take us close to 75 man hours to get them back in shape.  Our bunkers usually do not wash out but over the last couple of weeks we have fix them more than we have in the last four years. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Electrical work on the fan

Dale replacing the control switch that was fried on the greens fan for 6 green site.  It was only down for a couple days. Nice too have it running again during These hot days

Edging greens

Staff is edging the Bermuda grass runners from the bentgrass collars 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Topdressing Approach Areas

We will be topdressing the approach areas in front of the green sites several times this summer and fall.  This practice will allow the approaches to play firmer and assist with more golf shots to trickle onto the greens. It will also aid with a tighter more uniform turf canopy. 

Adding a light layer of sand

Traffic barriers

We have placed these 4x4 post at a few green sites to shift traffic patterns.  Each year a few greens especially 8 and 9 get worn down and along with the heat and humidity the first foot or two get very thin.  We are hopeful that these proactive measure will assist with better turf.

Friday, July 12, 2013

More rain!

Here are some pics of the course this morning.  Over two days we have seen another 4.5 inches of rain.  This weekend and next week are projected to have nice weather.  The turf care staff will tidy up the course as the course dries out!  Patient is the key when it is this wet, if not we will do more damage than good.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Top dressing Greens

Topdressing greens this morning using kiln dried sand.  The dry sand allows us to put it out with fertilizer spreaders.  The sand will help to firm up the putting surface.   We used approximately 8 bags per green

Monday, July 8, 2013

Wet Week/Set Backs/Moving Forward

Last week the foundry received approximately 6 inches of rain.  The fairways and rough did not get cut until Friday.  We went 6-7 day without cutting these areas due to how wet it was.  The fairway mowers and rough mowers had to be raised so we could mow during the weeks with scalping the grass all over the course.  Greens were spongy and required some gentle care.  We did spray for root rot on the greens since there was so much water.  We will make a follow up application this week with more rain in the forecast.

We look forward to catching up with all the mowing this week.  I have sprayed the rough with a growth regulator to help maintain the growth and allow us to maintain it at a lower height.  Currently we are mowing it at 1.75.  I want to get it back down to 1.5 inches by the weekend. 

Walk bridge at 18 and clubhouse cover for @48 hours

Bunker detail and repairs were a continual thing last week. We used approximately 280 man hours
in bunkers last week

Fine Creek was flowing hard during last week. 

A Notch Above Tree Service

We had to call in some help for this one.  It is too high and dangerous for the turf care staff to tackle