The fairways at the Crest are recovering from the excessive heat and moisture of late August nicely. The weather has been very seasonal with cool dry days, crisp nights, and timely rains. The aeration process that we began last week is going smoothly, and in just over a week we are over halfway done. During our aeration process we are taking the time to add seed and topdressing to any thin areas of the fairways and into the first cut of rough. If this good weather continues the team anticipates being wrapped up in just over a week or so.
Thank you so much for your patience, and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
The majority of the course has fully recovered from aeration and the team is preparing the greens for the upcoming member guest. The team is excited for sweatshirt weather and being able to show off our amazing golf course in the upcoming member events.
The heavy rain we received in August, culminating in the 9+ inches with hurricane Ida were welcomed after a hot and dry summer. The agronomy team is very grateful to not have the extensive damage that so many course in our area received. However, some of our drainage collection areas and flatter fairways are showing signs of too much rain. This past week we applied liquid and granular fertilizers to help expedite the healing process. The team has also decided to move up our fall core aeration on fairways. This critical agronomic process will get oxygen and nutrients to our roots, while decompacting and flocculating our soils. Our agronomy plan needs to shift as the weather has shifted. Our plans are based on the need of the turf balance with the weather and the golf schedule. When a 200 year storm hits, we need to make adjustments. The plan is to work one fairway per day and to have as little disturbance to golf as possible starting after member guest.
Thank you so much for your understanding. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.