The golf season has officially started, and the grounds crew is working hard to get the course into mid-season form. It's hard to believe we had snow on the ground less then a month ago. With gap matches and tournaments just around the corner, the golf course is marked and ready for competition.
The recovery from our winter aeration has been over a month slower this spring as compared to last spring. The cold winter combined with several cold snaps this spring has not allowed the greens to fully come out of dormancy and grow out of aeration. To aid in their recovery we applied liquid fertilizer to the greens this morning. Our hope remains that they will be fully recovered soon.
The tees are looking really good this spring. Our efforts over the past few seasons seem to be paying off. As we continue to look for ways to improve our tees and our member experience please be aware that this spring we are going to experiment with more none traditional tee marker locations. Some tees will be way back while others will be way up.
The fairways are also looking good this spring. We still have some minor patching to do from rocks that were pulled up during last January's deep tining. Our plan to move tee markers we hope pays dividends on the fairway divot pattern as well, by shifting the landing areas.
All of the bunkers have received their spring maintenance and sand will be added to those that were thin in the next week. The new bunkers on nine will be opened for play this weekend as the sod in the area is starting to knit in.
It is wonderful to see the golf course green again and golfers out there. Please try to avoid any of the new sod as we hope to keep carts on fairways as often as possible this year. Thank you for all your support and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.