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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Covers

Yesterday, we took covers out to the range tee. The right side of the tee has bermuda grass. The rest of the tee is a mix of bent grass and various types off fescue. The bermuda is the only "warm season" grass of the bunch. It, like most people, does not like the cold. We installed a turf cover to keep it safe from high winds and keep it a bit more warm opposed to not being covered. We are hoping that will keep it from "going south" when we take the covers off in the spring! 

Friday, November 10, 2017

7 tee

Earlier this week, we had Aradar Tree Service remove the one of the two sawtooth oaks on the left side of 7 tee. Over the years it had grow to the point that it was "shutting down" the left side of the tee box for a left to right tee shot. It was also in declining health. Now, the left side is wide open!
Next up, cleaning up and planting hedges along 6 tee.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Aerification

Yesterday, we aerified fairways. Today, we are focusing on the approaches to the greens. We will be pulling soil plugs and shoveling them up. This reduces thatch and helps the soil "breath". Next week, we plan to aerify tees.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sand!

Over the last few days, we have been spreading sand! Each Fall, we spread over 125 tons of sand on fairways to smooth out the surface, increase drainage and improve the soil. We broom the sand into the canopy to help achieve these goals. We are just about to finish the last few fairways by Monday.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rain?!?!?!

After over 27 days, we finally received almost an inch of rain! Some of the low lying fairways and rough are wet but carts are available today! As we prepare to topdress fairways next week, we will be concentrating on cleaning up from the winds overnight.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

What happened?

After a spring and summer of what felt like it rained every other day, we have run straight into a mini drought. We have no significant rain in over 21 days. The dry has great for the bent grass on greens,tees and fairways. It is a little bit tough on some areas in the rough. We are are spending most of our time hand watering in these localized dry spots. The trees are doing all they can too to get any water. That is why you see some brown grass at the base of the trees. If the forecast is right, it looks like Sunday and Monday will be the first chance for rain. We are keeping our fingers crossed!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Trimming

In preparation for the Llanerch Cup last week, we trimmed the fine fescue on the bunkers.We also added some sand to a few bunkers. We will continue to edge them later in the month. This week's focus is preparing for Championship Saturday! 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Golf Course Update

We started to aerify 18 fairways and the par 3 fairways today. As you can see for the picture above, we are pulling a 1/2 inch size plug. They should heal in about 10 days. The rest of the fairways will be aerified in November.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Golf Course Update

As we continue to heal from aerification, the staff is rolling the greens with more frequency to try to smooth out the putting surface. It also helps us provide a cleaner cut. With all the recent sunshine, we have seen the greens begin to heal quicker. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aerification Update

We have just finished the aerification of the greens, approaches and tees. The course will be open today at 8:00am. The size of the holes on the greens are medium in size and already healing. We will be aerifying the fairways in the first week of November.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bermuda

Two weeks ago, we installed some bermuda sod on the range tee. We have been spreading sand on it and rolling it to smooth it out. We will start mowing it next week. We are hoping to open it in the very near future.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Golf Course Update


After a heat wave and close to 2 inches of rain over the last 36 hours, we are doing a mild aerification of the greens. As you can see in the first picture, the holes are a little less than a quarter inch in diameter. We starting to roll the greens to make them smooth again. This procedure will help the greens breath and dry out faster. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Golf Course Update

The Grounds Department has been mainly concentrating on daily maintenance with one exception. We removed the tree near the 9th tee on the left side to "open" the tee shot more to the golfer who hits the ball more left to right.  We did this in conjunction with trimming some large branches all the fence line on the 9th for safety. Next week, we will be trimming the hedges behind the 6th green to increase the amount of morning sunlight.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How was your weekend?!?

Well, Saturday was interesting! at 4:45am we had a light passing shower and the course was fine. At 5:45am the bottom dropped out! We received almost 1.25 inches of rain in about 15 minutes! This picture above is of the radar just before the storm hit. After some frantic clean up and squeegeeing, we were able to open the course at 12:00 noon. I appreciate all the patience everyone afforded us!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Update

We have been very busy since the sudden change in weather. We went from rainy, cloudy and in the early 70s to blistering heat, full sun and record high daytime temperatures. . The long term weather looks to cool down after today. We are staying focused on the process of grooming the course for daily play. Hope to see you on the course!