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February 1, 2020

January brought cold and wet weather and kept us off the course for most of the month. We have spent much of our time giving the maintenance building a deep cleaning inside and out. We’ve also been servicing our fleet of mowers and utility carts by performing oil changes, sharpening cutting units, and giving the equipment a thorough cleaning. The best news of the month is that our irrigation pond is now merely inches from being completely full!
 
As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
-Greg

January 1, 2020

Unseasonably warm and dry conditions returned for the latter half of December. The warm/dry weather is great for golf rounds, but it is stressful for some of our turf. The irrigation system has been drained, but may need to be recharged in order to irrigate dry areas if we don’t receive any substantial precipitation in the near future. The warm weather has allowed us to mow the putting greens a few times, so hopefully any late year rounds you’ve been able to get in have been enjoyable! Happy holidays and I hope to see you out there! As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
-Greg

December 1, 2019

As we wrap up the month of November, the golf course maintenance team has the course ready for winter. We have drained the irrigation system, completed our final fertilizer/plant protectant applications on greens, covers have been placed on the bentgrass practice areas we seeded this fall, and late season fertilizer has been applied to our seeded/sodded areas throughout the course. Our fall preparations will pay dividends in the spring by allowing the course to transition as quickly out of the winter season and into the growing season as possible. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
-Greg

November 1, 2019

If you ask me what my favorite task as a Golf Course Superintendent is, I will almost always have the same answer, “dumping out the rain gauge”. This summer didn’t afford many opportunities for me to dump out the rain gauge, however, October has been a great month for this exercise. We have received just shy of 10” of rain this month and the golf courses have benefited greatly because of it. Our irrigation pond is now only 5.5’ from being completely full, and we entered the month 11.5’ below full. The driving range and practice facilities were completed this month, and I’m very happy with how they turned out. There is now adequate teeing space, and the range targets look fantastic. The areas we have seeded and sodded continue to improve with adequate moisture and mild fall temperatures, which we hope continues well into November. We will keep you posted on the playability of these areas. Please stay tuned.
-Greg

October 1, 2019

September was a very productive month for the Golf Course Maintenance team. Highlights from the month include:

  • Zoysia sod was installed in select areas in fairways on holes 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 17

  • Greens were vertical mowed and heavy amounts of sand topdressing and fertilizer were applied 

  • Roughs have been over-seeded and fertilized

  • Concrete cart paths are being added in areas where the asphalt millings were washing away

  • Hole signs were installed at each tee complex            

As a friendly reminder of the cart rules, we ask everyone please stay on the paths around greens and tees, and drive in the fairway while playing each hole. Please keep carts on paths on all par 3’s. The zoysia fairways handle traffic much better than the fescue rough, and limiting cart traffic will be vital this fall as we are getting our roughs grown in. I would also like to remind everyone of the importance of repairing your ballmarks on greens. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  

-Greg

September 1, 2019

Frequent rain and cooler than average temperatures have allowed us to continue gaining ground on getting the golf course grown in through what is normally a very stressful time of the year for turf grass. During the month of September, we will continue cultural practices on greens; vertical mowing, needle tine venting, sand topdressing, brushing, and rolling the putting surfaces will all be utilized to continue making greens smoother. Our over-seeding process in our roughs will begin this month, and it will be very important to follow the cart rules to keep as much traffic off of the new seedlings as possible. We will also be installing more zoysia sod in fairways starting with the largest areas in need first (holes 10,12,13 and 17). 

As a friendly reminder of the cart rules, we ask everyone to please stay on the paths around greens and tees and drive in the fairway while playing each hole. Please keep carts on paths on all par 3's. The zoysia fairways handle traffic much better than the fescue rough. Limiting cart traffic will be vital this fall, as we are getting our roughs grown in. I would also like to remind everyone of the importance of repairing your ball marks on greens. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.

-Greg  

 

 

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