Thursday, August 20, 2015

Topdressing Thursday

The staff is applying a light coat of topdressing to the greens. We do this three times a month with light push spreaders during the summer months. Topdressing helps to firm the putting green surface along with thatch reduction, Which is the soft feel under your feet).We also see some extra speed within a few days after doing this. 

Approaches are also topdressed three times a months to assist with a firmer approach. This helps golf shots bounce up and onto the greens. We have seen good success with this program.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A few shots from around the course


Staff doing a light dusting on greens. This is done three times a month during the warmer months from (June-Aug) The light dusting help reduce stress compared to the medium rate topdressing that we do during the spring in fall. The heavier topdressing requires us to use a pull behind unit.  The topdressing helps with firmness, thatch dilution and algae control.

Here you can see the light topdressing we do every other week in the approaches during the summer. This is completed with a less expensive sand since these areas takes about 20 tons for one application. We do the approaches to help with firmness and smoothness.

Wetting agent and edging

The staff added about 50 tons of sand to the bunkers over the last few weeks to some thin areas. The new sand takes a few weeks to set up to have a firmer surface. The wetting agent is used to help retain some moisture which will also speed up the firming process.

Edging greens is a routine task from May through November. This is done to help reduce any Bermuda grass contamination in the greens.