April is always a wild month for the agronomy team. Many critical applications, processes and programs for the season all need to be started and established in a month that sees days barely above freezing, then highs in the mid-80's. The crest has made great strides to being in mid-season form and our team is rolling with the weather trying to get things as dialed in as possible before the heat of the upcoming summer.
The greens continue to get better everyday. For the first time all season I heard, "that the greens were smooth this past weekend." While they are not completely healed over they are starting to roll much better. We will be looking for opportunities to topdress and verticut the greens as it gets warmer and GAP matches are completed.
This past week the team spiked the fairways. This practice will continue much like last year, being done monthly. Spiking the fairways opens up large pore space in our soils to facilitate the exchange of gases to the roots and for water to work deeper in the soil profile.
This past winter we had our irrigation pump sent out for repairs. The video below shows them being lowered back into the pump house. The team has had a busy spring checking and repair any broken irrigation heads. Getting this system with its miles of pipes, wires and hard/soft ware in shape is no small task, but is critical during the upcoming heat and dry spells of summer.
Thank you all for support, and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.