The crest is very very very wet now! It feels like we have gotten all the rain we missed this summer in the matter of just a few days this fall. The remains of hurricane Ian brought slow and soaking rain over a five day period. This moisture will help the overall health of the turf, but unfortunately keep carts on the paths and have us a few days behind on our mowing practices. Please bare with us as we get back on track and get the course dried out again.
Bentgrass playing surfaces
The greens, tees, and fairways are all in good shape. The cool season bentgrass loves these warm sunny fall days with cool nights. Currently, we do not see any large areas for repair this winter, but will continue with our planned normal winter/spring agronomic practices.
Before the rain, we spent days aerovating and seeding many areas of rough. The timing of the rain already has some of the seed germinating. Fall is the best time to seed, and we will continue to work to incorporate a wider variety of turf species in our rough. This will improve it's resiliency through bio-diversity. Some large areas of summer decline will be sodded in the very near future.
The fall plantings are in around the clubhouse, and the mums and other flowers are looking very festive. This fall we are going to be redoing the perennial landscaping around the golf house, it was starting to get a little overgrown and we would like to give that area a fresh look.
I hope the wet weather has cleared out and we will get some great dry, firm, and crisp fall condensations. Please feel free to contact me with any question or concerns.