Last week's member member was a lot of fun for the grounds staff! It is always great when the weather cooperates and we can have the greens nice and slick. I hope that all the participates had a wonderful time, it was great to be a part of something normal in this unique year.
The greens are in fantastic shape. Despite all the challenging weather they came through the summer in great shape, and now we can really push them to create very firm and fast playing conditions this fall. We will continue to monitor greens speeds daily and adjust them to the needs of the players each day.
The tees have enjoyed this early fall immensely. They continue to shine on the course and our agronomy plan of multiple aerations will continue with one more aeration late this fall or early winter.
Fairways and Rough
2020 continues to throw curve-balls at us with multiple frosts before the end of summer. We had frost delays this past Sunday and Monday. With all this cool weather the team is continuing with repairs to rough and fairway worn out areas. Sod and seeding is being done all around the course. Including multiple greens complexes and areas of high traffic volume.
Fall plantings are going in around the clubhouse and banquet areas this week. It is always nice to have the entrances " gourd-ous" for the fall. Mums and other fall annuals are being planted as well as fall displays of pumpkins, gords, straw and corn stalkes.
Thank you all for your continued support. Please feel free as always to contact me with any questions or concerns.
The golf course is enjoying some much needed relief from the heat of this summer. Over the past week the maintenance team has been busy repairing damaged areas, and healing in the course after aeration.
The greens are about 75% healed in and we will began ramping up their speed for the upcoming member events this weekend. I did receive a question about the perimeter cut on greens not being mowed. We do not mow the perimeter cut on greens daily. This is a very common industry practice to reduce the mechanical stress of a turning mower blade. The stress happens because the inside part of the reel is turning faster then the outside part, and when cutting a plant at 0.1 inches we do want to do that everyday.
The tees are looking great, the aeration and fertilization applied two weeks ago is really paying off!
Fairways and Rough
The fairways responded nicely to last Friday's liquid fertilizer application. This Tuesday the team laid 6000 square feet of sod in both in-play rough areas and on fairway spots. We will be doing more repair work as the fall progresses, but we wanted to make sure that areas that were down the center line of the golf hole were addressed as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience with some of the new cart rules. Our hope is to see these lifting in the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. (firstname.lastname@example.org)