Summer is truly here! We are currently in the middle of our first heat wave, and the golf course is responding well to the conditions. The aeration and fertility practice of the spring have set up our turfgrass to weather the upcoming stress of summer. During the heat we will be implementing practices to reduce water usage and unnecessary stressors on the playing surfaces. For example the greens will be mowing less frequently, but rotating rolling to maintain proper speed and smoothness. This reduction in the mechanical mowing stress will reduce the inputs needed to manage the greens while keeping them healthy during the extreme heat.
The heat of the summer is also a huge safety concern for you and our staff. I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that during the heat you need to hydrate to dominate. Please remember to take care of yourself and enjoy this amazing summer on the golf course.