Another Strange week has pasted. The golf course is continuing to green up as spring slowly warms up our region and the course received over two inches of rain in the last week, making it a very wet golf course.
The agronomy team focused on the irrigation system this week as our irrigation system is a vital multi-million dollar asset of the golf course. The team fired up the pumps, filled all the lines on the course, and began evaluating the performance of every irrigation sprinkler head. This is a lengthy process, that in a normal year would be done in our spare time over the course of several weeks at the begin of the season.
Minor repairs to some worn areas on tees, approaches and fairways are being worked on. It is our goal to address as many of the details that would be typically worked on during the weeks leading up to our Member/Member now to be as ready as possible for the return of golf.
Next week, our plan is to begin aeration to all the bentgrass playing surfaces. This was not a part of our original plan. We are trying to adjust the agronomy plan around the ever-changing reality of the global pandemic. This new plan is being put in place to minimize the disturbance to golf for agronomic practices, in what will likely be a condensed golfing season. The greens should be fully healed and in mid-season form by May 1st. It is our sincerest hope that our golfers can return to the course around (or dare I say before) that date.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I hope you all are well. You are all in my prayers.