I am learning that divots and the cart bottles have been a hot button issue here at Rivercrest for many years. Having spent the season evaluating our current divot program, it seems as though our landing areas are often bowl shaped, a design which exacerbates the divots. The landing areas coupled with long hot summer days that slow grass growth have visually impacted the appearance of the divots on the course. The good news it that with the upcoming cooler nights, the grass will begin to grow more quickly and the divots will recover faster.
After a half season of observation, I do not believe going back to divot bottles on the cart will lead to better results. The plan is to begin using a new divot mix with higher fertility, which will quicken the recovery of the divots. We appreciate the patience as we continue to fill divots daily.
During this week’s aerification closure, we thoroughly covered the divots on the fairways in anticipation of cooler nights and better growth.
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