Hopefully by now most members have had the opportunity to play the new 15th green. Today we lowered the heights on the green along with a topdressing. This green is young and still being established. Growth rates are high and therefore as the day progresses it will slow up even more. As we continue on with the golf season this green should continue to progress and each week we hope that we can achieve incremental improvements in ball roll and greens health.Read More>>
We are excited to inform membership that we will be opening 15 green this week on Thursday June the 24th. We are excited to see membership back on their true 18 holes of golf for the prime golfing months ahead. While the green is capable of opening and supporting golf there are some areas that are still being established mainly the back 1/3 of the green. We will continue to work on establishment and improving the ball roll of this green for the duration of this golf season. Read More>>
The property is greatly benefiting from this current heat spell. We are seeing the turf across the property jump and it is taking a large focus of our efforts to keep up with grooming practices. With this flush of growth we are experiencing some of the playing features are looking a little shaggy. With repetitive daily mowing practices in full swing we will gain the upper hand in the days ahead and these playing features should begin to tighten up. There are still many areas of turf that have yet to recover from winter damage and we are also beginning to see some action within these areas. As we move forward we will continue to repair areas that are in greatest need while allowing some areas to recover now that we are seeing consistent temperatures and growth.Read More>>
Mother Nature was very cooperative this past Sunday afternoon through end of day Monday. This allowed the Turfcare team to complete the critical aeration practices across the property. We completed core aeration of greens and tee boxes. We also began and will complete in the next day or two fairway aeration. This process is essential in providing our turf with much needed oxygen, nutrients, water and compaction relief. All of these items will allow the plants to become healthy and allow us to begin ramping up playing conditions over the next couple weeks. Read More>>
The turfcare team was able to take advantage of maintenance Monday this week. We have completed granular fertility applications to greens, tees, aprons and fairways. Having this important application completed will assist with the scheduled aeration for Sunday May 16th and Monday May 17th. This will also set the stage for turf growth for the season ahead.Read More>>
The bathrooms located between hole 5 and 15 are now open for the season.
Shawn Major, AGS
As part of our commitment to Environmental Responsibility, the Niakwa Country Club Turf Team is working toward certification of the Course under the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf https://auduboninternational.org/acsp-for-golf/ The ACSP is “an environmental education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment, preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf, and gain recognition for their efforts. Read More>>
The Turfcare team has had a busy few days preparing the course and completing the green complex on hole 15. With the green now complete it is imperative that membership does not walk on or attempt to retrieve an errant golf shot off of the newly sodded green surface. Any foot traffic on this green over the next two weeks will have a negative impact on the success of the green. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding with this as we work to establish a new green for your enjoyment.
Shawn Major, AGS
We are excited to welcome back the membership for another golf season at Niakwa. The Turfcare team has been busy preparing the course for the season while balancing the typical weather extremes that come with Manitoba springs. As we get ready to open tomorrow and throughout the season this blog will provide members with information and education on what is happening throughout the golf course.Read More>>