We are starting to feel the first signs of fall in the past few days. Cool nights and low humidity have the Crest bouncing back from our August aeration quickly. The team has been busy making sod repairs to areas that did not yet fully recover from the summer heat, and they have worked hard to keep up on watering to expedite healing from aeration. We cannot wait for cool crisp fall mornings with a firm and fast golf course.
The greens are very close to 100% healed from the aeration. We are now beginning to groom the playing surfaces into shape for the upcoming slew of events. If the current weather patterns hold, we should have the greens firm and fast by mid-September.
Tees and Approaches
Tee boxes and approaches are completely healed. Both playing areas are healthy and ready for a busy fall, filled with golf.
The fairways were the last and largest area that we core aerated two weeks ago. They have begun healing nicely, but are in general a few days behind the other playing surfaces. The first fairway responded the most poorly to the aeration. We had significant issues with the machine dislodging areas of roots. The team added seed and soil to all the effected areas, and this past week we sodded the worst spots. Thank you for your patience as we keep cart traffic off of number 1 until it is full healed.
Thank you as always for all your support. I hope to see you out on the course this holiday weekend. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.