Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update

We received just over 5 inches of rain from Hurricane Sandy. Overall we dodged major damage and actually came out better then the Tropical Storms of August 2011.

A large tree did fall on the back tee on #3 as can be seen in this photo:

A smaller tree is blocking the cart path to #4 tee:

Leaves and small branches are everywhere as this storm came at the height of leaf fall.  Our goal is to have the course cleaned enough by the end of today for play to resume tomorrow. Please continue to check the Fieldstone website for updates.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

#3 and #6 Collar Update

We were able to aerify the newly sodded collars on #3 and #6 this week. They have rooted very well! The traffic restrictions that were in place to prevent additional foot traffic in these areas have been lifted. Everyone's patience and help in getting these areas established is very much appreciated!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekly Schedule for October 22-29, 2012

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Sod areas in #2 fairway where bentgrass seed did not germinate due to washouts.
-Apply liquid fertilizer to greens to aid in aerification recovery.
-Leaf clean-up.
-Apply post-emergent herbicide for control of broadleaf weeds in native areas.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall 2012 Aerification Conclusion

-Aerification and clean-up has been completed on greens, tees and fairways
-We will be monitoring greens and adding sand to fill holes as needed
-Received 0.5 inches of rain Thursday night which has helped to work the sand, fertilizers and soil amendments into the rootzone

NOTE: Water cooler stand next to #16 tees has been removed for repairs.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall 2012 Day Two Aerification Update

-Fairway and tee aerification completed and cleaned
-Five greens left to topdress on the back 9 and will be completed Thursday
-Piles from plugs collected on fairways that are placed on cart paths have been picked up on holes #1-10
-Front 9 fairways and all approaches are being mowed Thursday
-Predicted rain Thursday night will help immensely to wash sand, fertilizer and soil amendments in

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall 2012 Day One Aerification Update

Our first day of aerification was rained out on Monday. However, we got a lot done on Tuesday and remain on schedule. As a reminder of the process we go through to aerify greens, tees and fairways here are links to previous blog posts detailing this.

On Tuesday we were able to aerify all greens with the exception of #8 and #17. Today we will be adding soil amendments, fertilizer and sand to fill the holes.

The only fairways not aerified and cleaned on Tuesday were #8, #9, #13, #16 and #18. Three of these fairways are small par 3's. Due to the dew in the morning cleaning up of the cores will not take place until late morning so they may dry.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Weekly Schedule for October 15-21, 2012

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Aerification of greens, tees and fairways

Will do daily updates on aerification progress.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

News and Notes for October 11, 2012

-Aerification of greens, tees and fairways will occur Tuesday, October 16h and Wednesday October 17th. The rain date is Thursday, October 18th.
-The germination has been excellent in the areas that we have done the rough rejuvenation. Am excited to see how these areas will do next Summer.
-A question was recently asked as to why we seeded areas in the tees and fairways before aerification. The answer to this is that while aerification seems like it disrupts the entire playing surface, it actually only affects about 7 percent. Therefore the chances of us aerifying any new seedlings are actually very low.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekly Schedule for October 8-14, 2012

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Finish seeding tees
-Once tees are seeded our biggest priority will be leaf clean-up

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weekly Schedule for October 1-7, 2012

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Continue seeding as much as possible. Tees are a priority along with the right side rough on hole #4.