Clubhouse

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Storm Damage Update

As of this morning, we have cleaned up almost all the tree damage on #2. We are looking to do work on #8, #10 and #3 tee later today. We plan to have all the bunkers back in shape by noon today. It looks like we will need the tree company Aradar to help us for a few more days. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WoW!!!


The storm we had yesterday did some real damage on the course. We lost between 15-20 trees, damaged some of the fence and dropped lots of branches and leaves. We plan to reopen at 3:00pm today. Thanks for your patience.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Fan

With all this hot and muggy weather, we had to start running the fan on #18 green. It is on a timer to be off around 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Since its installation, the fan has contributed to the overall health of the green. The gentle breeze reduces the temperature enough to help the bentgrass through the summer.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Golf Course Update

After a drenching 0.5 inches of rain last nigh, we are busy protecting the turf from the upcoming humid weather. This is the time of year where we try to not start any big projects and keep all our focus on the grass. The hot and sticky weather looks to be in town until Saturday when we might get a short break.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Windy!



This weekend was one windy one! We spent the days watering as much as possible without giving up our goal of firm and fast. After a very wet May, June has been just as dry. The forecast is calling for some rain towards the end of the week. We will be adding sand to tees, fairways and greens to help keep the surfaces smooth and true during the early part of the week.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Grooming Day

Today, we spent the morning "grooming" greens. It is process where we use motorized circular knives to cut lightly through the turf canopy. It helps "stand up" the turf. We than mow the "standing" turf. This make the surface more smooth and consistent. Afterward, we apply a dusting of sand to fill the grooves in. As you can see in the above picture, the grooves are very thin and almost hard to see.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Topdress

After verticutting the fairways, we started the process of adding topdress sand to the fairways. The sand helps firm up the fairways, improve drainage and smooth out the surface. This is a long process that will take up to 10 days if the weather is reasonable.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Verticutting

If you have played in the last few days, you will see "lines" in the fairways. They are very shallow cuts made into the turf canopy to "stand up" the turf. By doing this, we remove the "chunky" part of the turf plant. It helps reduce the incidence of turf disease and improves the lie of the ball.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rain and Lights

As you can see in this picture from Monday, we are installing lights along the Clubhouse leading to the Fitness Center. They were just completed yesterday and are working just great! As for the golf course, we have carts today. We are still wet from all the rain over the past few days but more firm today. Hope to see you "on the course"!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dry Dry Dry

As you can see in this picture of 11 tee complex, we are irrigating. The rain that has been in the forecast earlier in the week has not come our way. With the exception of last Saturday morning, we have not had a big rain in weeks. We might have some rain tonight but it looks we have a better chance on Sunday. Unseasonable cold temperatures should end over the weekend. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sand

Yesterday's aerification went as well as could be planned. Today, we have spent time spreading more sand on the greens to smooth them out. This picture was taken right after we applied topdress. The sand was then blown into the aerification hole and into the grass canopy. This will make the greens heal faster and putt better. The hole size is only half the size that we use in the fall.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Aerification

After a very sunny and dry weekend, we have decided to aerify greens. The aerification holes are very small and should heal rather quickly. The holes in the greens will help with water movement to the root zone, increase the amount of oxygen in the soil profile and assist in getting more sand in the ground.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Morning Surprise!

Just when you thought the weather could not get any weirder, we have a half inch of snow on the ground! This picture was taken at 7:20am today of #1. We are hoping the bright sun will begin to melt the snow soon. We also need the temperature to keep rising. We are currently 34 degrees with almost no wind. We will continue to communicate with the Golf Shop so they can notify you as soon as the snow melts. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fairway Aerification

Yesterday's half inch of rain pushed the fairway aerification to today. We have three aerifiers (like the one pictured above) punching holes as of 7:00am this morning. I am hoping they will be done by 4:00pm today. The course is open for play.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Foot bridges

Today, we started the process of installing a non-slip material on the foot bridges. This black, plastic netting is designed specifically for golf course bridges. We plan to have most of the bridges done today.