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)