The golf course is in good shape nearing the middle of July. The next few weeks of the summer are some of the most challenging to keep grass alive. Hot days and warm nights combined with frequent heavy thunderstorms create a petri dish for disease in our soils. The agronomy team has everything as healthy as possible. We are continuing to be pro-active with chemical, fertility, cultural and irrigation practices to keep things looking good until the cool nights hits in late August/early September.
There are no major updates or changes to any of the playing surfaces, so I will not bore you with a line by line update on everything being good. Generally we are dealing with the peak of summer weed pressure. As our cool season grasses are slowing their growth rate down due to summer heat, this creates void space for warm season weeds to poke out. Most of the controls we applied in the spring are working well, and we are applying herbicides to areas that have break through.
This week we have a contractor in repairing the cart paths. They are working through the course and making a slew of much needed repairs. The golf shop will be updated daily with the areas they are working on. Thank you for your patience as they create some traffic issues during your round over the upcoming days.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns with the golf course.