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.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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.
Posted by Mike Rohwer at 12:22 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013
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.
Posted by Mike Rohwer at 10:48 AM
If you noticed the sand on the approaches, its from the aeration and topdressing this week. During the summer the greens need leached to flush the salts through the soil profile. This aeration of the approaches helps keep them from getting wet during that time. We will aerate them one more time in June just before leaching begins. Next week we will be aerating the tees, followed by the green surrounds the following week.
Posted by Mike Rohwer at 10:28 AM
Monday, February 25, 2013
This week we are applying fertilizer with pre-emergent to the entire course. We are also edging, moving, and adding sand to the green side bunkers. I've added a few tabs at the top of the page for the local weather forecast, a link to the clubs website, and a link to my email if anyone has any questions or comments on the golf course.
Posted by Mike Rohwer at 10:33 AM