Friday, January 17, 2014

Rain Dance Please!

The past, present, and immediate future of rain is not looking so good.  Not only for San Diego, but for all the western U.S. We had a record low amount of rainfall for the 2013 calendar year.  There is a good chance that water rationing will be returning unless we have a wet spring.  I have attached links to some good articles and charts regarding our current condition both locally and regionally:

On the positive side, the weather sure has been great lately!

Friday, December 13, 2013

New Asisstant Superintendent Erik Krempien

I would like to introduce our new Assistant Superintendent Erik Krempien.  Erik is from a small town in southeastern Wisconsin and enlisted in the Marines after high school.  He was stationed at Camp Pendleton during his service in the Marine Corps.  After being deployed to Iraq twice as a machinegunner and one deployment as part of the 31st marine expeditionary unit, he decided to stay in California. He retained employment at the Rancho California RV Resort and attended Mt. San Jacinto's Turf and Horticulture program in Menifee.  After graduation, Erik was put in charge of the resorts golf course.  Three years go by and it was time to move on to bigger and better things.  Please feel free to introduce yourself to Erik when you see him on the golf course.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fall is a busy time for our golf course maintenance practices.  We aerify the fairways, green surrounds, and tees in September.  In October, we aerate the greens and overseed the tees and green surrounds.

In order for the seed to germinate, it requires alot of extra watering at night and handwatering during the day.
Until the seed has fully grown in and has a strong root structure, these areas will be wet and will need to be kept free from all cart traffic.  

Effective immediately, there will be no cart access to the tees or green surrounds.  We will monitor these areas on a weekly basis and will notify the membership through an e-blast and a posting in the golf shop as soon as these areas are available for limited cart access.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall aeration and overseeding

We finished overseeding the Tees last week and plan on aerating the Greens this week.  Reminder that the course will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday for aeration.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 17th update

Greens aeration went well and we have spread the plugs on the new putting green.  The new green should be open in approximately 3 months!  We have fertilized the course this week and will start aerating the fairways tomorrow. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Update for March 26th

Last week we finished aerating the tees and this week we are aerating the green surrounds.  This process will last into next week.  If you noticed the rings on the greens, it is caused by a fungi called brown ring patch.  It has been sprayed for and will take 7-10 days to show signs of recovery. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

New practice green update

The contractor that built our new practice green, driving range, and short game area are standing behind their work and have decided to return and repair all the areas that were not aceptable or did not grow in correctly.  The new practice putting green settled during the grow in.  Therefore, they stripped the poa sod, leveled and compacted the greens mix to insure of no settling in the future.  We will then apply the plugs from aeration that is scheduled on April 9th and grow them in like we did in November last year.  The duration of this process will be shorter this time due to the weather.  It should be open in approximately ninety days from the laying of the plugs.  They also have fixed the drainage in the practice bunker and the cartpath from hole ten to the short game area.