Course News

Weekly Course Update

The battle of the leaves has begun.  With the heavy frosts we have experienced and the time of year one of the biggest challenges the Turfcare team will have over the course of the next couple weeks will be to keep the leaves clear of all prime play areas and keeping the course playable.  We will utilize blowers each morning to clear greens, fairways and tee boxes.  We will blow all leaves to the rough where we will then mulch them down.  We will utilize some tree lines and blow the leaves back in them.Read More>>

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Aeration

Please be aware that we are beginning to aerate fairways, tees, approaches and collars this week on the property.  The fairway aeration process will take the duration of the week to complete.  Please acknowledge the Turfcare operator as you are playing.  To assist us in completing this process we ask that you please move your ball or wait for them to pass while playing to keep some efficiencies in place. This is a time consuming and difficult task to complete with a full tee sheet and your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

This past weekend we had the members closing event.  A record number of members participated on what was a beautiful fall day.  The weather could not have been any better.  Those that played had a sneak preview of the new 17th green.  Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

If you were anywhere around the city of Winnipeg this past weekend then you know we experienced some excessive winds.  Overall the course and the trees handled the wind event relatively well.  There was three trees that we had to remove from this storm.  Left of 8B a large ash tree came down and it took some large limbs off the elm next to it.  We will have to remove the elm in fall.  There was damage to 8B green but we have patched up the worst of it and the remainder of the green will recover in the next week or two. Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

A very much welcomed ¾” rainfall fell on the property this past Sunday.  This was an excellent rainfall to receive and should provide the turf with some stress relief as we make the turn into September.  This moisture should help the property rebound from a heat filled summer.Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

Hard to believe this is the final weekly course update for the month of August.  With September knocking on the door we will begin to adjust some maintenance practices so we can develop healthy turf throughout the next 30 to 40 days and ensure the course is in the best possible state this fall.Read More>> 

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Weekly Course Update

Some much needed rain fell over the weekend.  We received just under a 1.5” rainfall between Thursday and Saturday night.  It didn’t take long for the property to drink it up and for the prime playing areas to respond to the much needed rainfall.  Hopefully we will get a little more frequent rainfall to finish off the month of August and help minimize the stresses on the turf across the property.Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

It was an excellent weekend for the 2020 Niakwa Club Championship.  The weather held up and as much as we need rain it was great to see the tournament get through without any major weather events.  We would like to congratulate all participants who took part and of course to the winners of the 2020 Championship for each category.  Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

Rainfall continues to be the most sought after item for the property here at Niakwa.  Many areas of the property including tees, collars, fairways and approaches are brown and in many areas the turf is dying back and thinning out.  This highlights the inability of poa to handle the typical Manitoba weather events.  Where we have new turf on the property these areas continue to remain green and healthy.  Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

The month of July has been a warm and dry one on the property here at Niakwa.  July 13th was the last measurable rain that fell on this property.  Since then we have experienced the typical Manitoba summer with many days of heat, heat warnings and winds. Read More>>

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