We have opened 15 green for play as of this morning. The green is not perfect but it is at a point that we can provide the membership with the green site and still recover from the winter injury. Throughout the day you will see team members plugging spots to aid in the speed in which it recovers. We will apply a light sand this morning to aid in protecting the young plants and smooth the surface.Read More>>
It was a very active week for the Turfcare team as we completed many cultural tasks across the property. These critical practices will assist in setting the stage for more turf recovery and allow us to push the golf course playing conditions for the prime months of the season that are not too far ahead of us. We would like to thank the membership for their patience and understanding throughout the week as the team worked hard to complete these items. Read More>>
What a difference one week makes with respect to the weather. Last Tuesday morning we had a record low of minus 8.9 degrees. Here we are now experiencing summer weather conditions. What this means for the turf is it has now gone from trying to recover from a poor winter to managing the daily stresses of heat and wind. It also means that we are now in position to perform certain cultural practices to assist in improving and recovering across the property. This will set the stage for the summer ahead. Read More>>
As we head into the weekend we are expecting to see some significantly low temperatures. These temperatures are far from ideal for turf maintenance and recovery. We will be backing off all mowing practices for the next few days to do all we can in protecting the greens that are still susceptible to these cold temperatures. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work towards healthy turf to provide you with excellent playing conditions in the weeks ahead.
Shawn Major, AGS
Please be aware that we will begin to fill the irrigation system today. During this process we may have random irrigation heads pop up as pressure builds. We will do our best not to interrupt your round as we complete this essential task.
Shawn Major, AGS
We have had a good stretch of weather that is assisting us with course preparations for the golf season ahead. The Turfcare team has been busy cleaning the property of usual winter debris and the leaves that were still on the ground from last fall. This process was followed closely by first cuts on greens, tee, aprons and fairways. The warm weather has assisted in drying out the property. The rain falls that we have received were a welcomed event to help the turf on the property although they are setting us back a little bit as the ground is still saturated and can only handle so much additional moisture. With the excellent drainage system on the property we have generally been able to resume preparations within a half day of the rain falls.Read More>>
As we continue to do what we can to prepare the course for opening we continue to monitor the forecast for some signs of spring or even seasonal temperatures. To date we have had three days reach double digit highs and generally the month of April in Manitoba will see a minimum of 15 days above 10 degrees. Read More>>
Welcome back to Niakwa Country Club for the 2020 season. On behalf of the Turfcare team we want to wish all of the membership good health during this unusual time. As we begin to unwrap the course from its long winters rest please check in with this blog for updates on course conditions and information. Read More>>