This past Monday September 25th the course was closed to allow the Turfcare team to perform the fall aeration program to greens, tees and fairways. With the timing of aeration we did not pull a core rather we stuck with the heavy sand, needle tine and fertility program on greens. As the week progresses we will continue to finish up aeration on collars, approached and tee boxes until the program is complete across all prime play features.
Mowing frequency has reduced across all prime play areas. Greens heights of cut are beginning to increase to set the stage for winter. With this we will no longer be able to provide consistent putting experience across all 18 greens. From day to day ball roll and speed will vary.
Driving range is off of the mats for the remainder of the season as we work to establish turf on the deck for next season.
The battle of leaves has begun across the property. Daily we send blowers to clean the prime playing surfaces. When we have wind it is difficult to keep the playing areas free of leaves. We blow most of the leaves in the morning into tree lines. This can create difficulties finding a ball that is not hit into a fairway of immediate rough. When labor allows and when weather allows we will be in the tree lines mulching leaves to keep the course as playable and enjoyable as possible. Hopefully the leaves will drop quickly and we can get them all cleaned up sooner than later. Please be patient as we battle through this annual aspect of course maintenance.