The dog days of summer are nearly here. The team has spent the last few weeks preparing the course to handle the upcoming nastiness of Philly summers. Over the next 8-10 weeks our cool season grass playing surfaces will be pushed to their limits in heat, moisture and wear tolerance. Please bare with us as we work to counter the punches that mother nature throws.
Bentgrass areas (greens, tees, and fairways)
Our bentgrass playing surfaces are firm and fast with the dry weather of the past few weeks. The topdressing and fertility programs we have implemented are continuing to create more consistent and predictable playing surfaces. We have begun venting, topdressing, and fertilizing of all the bentgrass areas to create macro-pore space for gas exchange ahead of the extreme heat and moisture of Philly July. The greens will be completed this week and the fairways will be done in the very near future.
No one likes to be in a bunker, but so far this season the sand at RiverCrest has been very playable. Continued training and all the work done in the off season has the bunkers in great shape this season. We continue to maintain the bunkers with soft greenside bottoms, and firm fairway bunkers and slopes. Please feel free to play out of the new trail bunkers on 18 and rate them on the google form.