We had a very successful maintenance Monday this week. Lots of items took place on course including some work from a group of dedicated volunteer members. These members spent time assembling some benches for the course, filling divots on tee boxes and trimming the under-story of the landing area on the right side of hole 6. The Turfcare team would like to thank these members for their efforts in assisting with these course items as it was greatly appreciated. Read More>>
Greens received their typical Monday light topdressing which
was followed by a solid tine vent. This
vent is essential is relieving some compaction from the greens and providing
the roots system with some much needed oxygen.
This non-invasive program takes place every three to four weeks.
Sod repair works continued on fairway areas. Some of the larger areas were completed this week on hole 6. The maintenance Monday window allows us the time required to perform these essential repairs in an efficient manner. There are many areas on the fairways that we still need to address and this will continue for the remainder of the summer. We continue to look for windows and team members to be dedicated to these repairs but the reality is our entire team is needed to prep for the game of golf daily and these repairs become a secondary item when time allows with the exception of maintenance Mondays.
We are beginning to experience some greens stresses on holes
4, 8b and 15. Areas of these greens are
becoming thin due to a variety of factors.
Over the next week we will alternate daily practices on these greens to
allow them some time to recover. The
goal is to regain some turf health on these older and smaller greens so we can
have the course in the best shape possible for the club championship weekend
which is not too far away.
Progress continues on 17 green. We have completed the second mowing and the green is beginning to fill in. We are beginning to back off the water requirements and the areas surrounding the green should begin to dry up and firm up accordingly. We will leave the snow fence in place for a little longer yet until we are comfortable that any wildlife crossing this green will leave minimal damage.
Have a great week ahead as we make the turn into the end of
Shawn Major, AGS