It is an exciting week to be a member at Niakwa. This Friday June 28th after much anticipation we will be opening the 1st green for play. This will see the club return to all 18 holes which will not only be enjoyable for the membership but a welcomed return for course maintenance.Read More>> Read more »
This Saturday June 22, 2019 we will be setting up on the 11th hole and pond to capture and relocate the geese that remain on the property. The geese are a smart bird and we are unable to perform this in the morning as we would prefer. The geese exit the property every morning ahead of us arriving and return usually late afternoon. This will our best opportunity to capture the upwards of 50 geese that make Niakwa home each evening. The process includes:Read More>> Read more »
Over the course of Sunday evening and into Monday morning as a part of the maintenance program we completed the second needle tine venting of greens. This program has numerous benefits including relieving compaction to greens, providing the root system with oxygen and creating small channels to allow stronger root development. This program is relatively non-invasive. The result for a few days are greens that are more receptive. I would like to thank Jon and Shane the clubs assistants for getting this time consuming program completed Sunday evening into Monday morning.Read More>> Read more »
It was a welcomed and much needed rain we experienced this past weekend. To date we have only received a total of 2 inches of rain fall dating back to mid-April. With the warmer temperatures and winds we have experienced we could definitely benefit from a little more rain. I don’t think we are asking much of Mother Nature by requesting two overnight rain events per week at a ¼” each time.Read More>> Read more »
The big flush of grass growth has begun which is exciting to see. This flush is usually expected during the beginning of May. With this increase in growth daily maintenance practices increase. We are now mowing all prime playing areas of the golf course 7 days a week to provide the membership with the best playing conditions possible.Read More>> Read more »
As we make the turn into late May we are still dealing with one element of course maintenance that we cannot control being cold overnight temperatures, lack of rain and below seasonal day time highs. All this considered we are happy with the spring time conditions of the golf course.Read More>> Read more »
We have now opened the golf course washrooms for members to use. The outhouse will be removed from the course in the days ahead.