It is an exciting time around Niakwa with the arrival of greens 9 and 10. In the next week we are expecting to be ready to open greens 4 and 7 returning to 18 holes of golf. We would like to thank the membership for the support and patience as we established these new putting surfaces. As has been the case in the past with new greens there are some awareness items to note.Read More>>
Please be aware that we will be applying a light topdressing sand to greens on Tuesday July 12th in the morning. With missing the last two maintenance days due to rain we need to get this critical program completed. We will be brushing and rolling greens while you play your round of golf. Please be patient as we work to complete this essential process which keeps greens smooth, protected and minimizes aggressive cultural practices when completed frequent enough.
Shawn Major, AGS
With three inches of rain since Sunday on the property here at Niakwa we are once again battling wet and soft conditions throughout the course with standing water in areas of rough. These repetitive conditions continue to make it difficult to achieve the course conditioning and presentation that we desire. Read More>>
On Monday June 6th the Turfcare team took advantage of aeration day to complete many items in need on the property. All greens received a form of aeration depending on the age and performance of the green this process varied. We applied topdressing sand and fertilized all greens as well. Some greens will show signs of the stressful programs as you play your round in the next couple days but should be on the way to recovery with the programs applied. Read More>>
The biggest story of the spring continues to be the weather. We closed the course this week due to saturated conditions. At this point the health of our bentgrass greens is a concern. The traffic from golf and maintenance is more than they can handle with the weather. We are going to be backing off until we receive some weather conducive to bentgrass. Greens will slow up and won’t putt as true as experienced. Read More>>
A reminder to please keep off seeded greens. If your ball ends up on one of the seeded greens please inform the Proshop and they will replace the ball for you. Attached is a photo where someone walked across a seeded green with golf shoes. You can see the plants have been displaced and the damage that is incurred from the golf shoe especially from the heel.Read More>>
The property continues to evolve as spring progresses. Many areas of the property have dried up and we are beginning to address these areas with mowing. Areas of winter damage are showing recovery and if we could gain some consistent sunlight and seasonal temperatures many will have recovered by mid-June and the prime playing months of the season. With the late start there are many items in need of attention that we could not address ahead of opening. With the grass growing quickly it takes the majority of the Turfcare team to prepare the course for play daily and we are working at getting the other details attended to as soon as possible with what time remains each day. Please be patient as we work to prepare and address all aspects of the property. Read More>>