Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Frost Delays/Course Closing

The crew from McDonald & Sons Golf Contractors is finishing up their work today. In the following days I will be posting photos of the stack sod bunker in #18 fairway and the removal of the old forward tee on #7. The completed work looks great!

While out on the course today I realized that some may have questions as to why we have frost delays or close the course when the holes around the clubhouse look frost and snow free. While this is true, there are holes on the interior and far side of the course that for various reasons stay colder and the frost and snow are still present.

Also, when we get into freeze and thaw periods root shearing can occur. This is when the top 1/2 to 1 inch of the soil is thawed out but the soil below is not. Therefore traffic causes the top, unthawed, layer to move and literally cuts the roots away from the area below which is frozen. Of course we do not want this to happen!

No comments:

Post a Comment