The warm weather over the past few days has been fantastic! It is great to see everyone out in shorts in the middle of November. These extra days of above average temperature are really helping the golf course to finish the season strong and start next season very healthy. The agronomy team is working hard to get everything set up for winter and next spring.
This week we verticut and topdressed the greens. With the warmer weather keeping the greens growing and the upcoming rain this was the perfect chance to continue to manage the organic matter and firmness of our greens. This minor disturbance should be barely noticeable by the weekend.
The team completed fairway aeration in record time this fall because of the nice weather. We were able to core aerate all 25 acres of fairways in one week. Thank you so much for your patience as we completed this work. This week we applied a granular complete organic fertilizer to the fairways which will feed them this fall, winter, and into next spring. With any luck this warm weather will have them completely healed before winter.
Tees and Approaches
We are planning on beginning tee and approach aeration next week.
The rough is very healthy this fall and the extended warm weather is helping more of our scares from this summer heal completely before winter. Some thin traffic areas and path edges will be sodded before winter. Currently, the staff is busy with leaf clean up, a never ending task for the next few weeks. A new leaf vac, we got in a trade, has greatly improved our leaf cleaning ability. We are always working to keep the in play rough clean.
I hope everyone is have a great fall, please feel free to contact me with any question or concerns.