Another summer month has pasted and we are now in August. Although the past few days have felt more like October. The golf course continues to have a healthy season. The heat has not been as relentless as in previous summers so the course has gotten a nice break along with some timely rains. The team is looking forward to more cool nights and shorter days in the near future.
In mid July we were very conservative with the greens, putting their health in front of daily conditioning. Now that the worst days of summer are behind us we have started to get the greens rolling again. We anticipate continuing this up to aeration and picking back up on it as soon as the greens heal.
The Tees and Fairways
The other bentgrass playing areas are having a great season. The changes to the agronomy program are continuing to pay dividends. We hope to keep this level of plant health and good playing conditions right into the fall.
The rough at the Crest is our weakest area of turf. July was hot and dry, causing extra stress on the rough that does not get coverage by our irrigation system. Other areas are getting worn out from traffic. As part of our fall agronomy program we will be aerovating, seeding and fertilizing most of the rough so that it can be in great shape for the fall and start of next season.
Aeration week is right around the corner and the team is looking forward to putting in some agronomy work to all our playing surfaces. Thank you for your understanding as we complete this necessary work.