Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring 2013 Aerification Update #3

There are two adjustments we are making to this Springs green's aerification to hopefully increase the speed of recovery. The two most important factors in recovery from hollow core aerification is the weather and the filling of the holes completely with sand. We can't control the weather, but we are trying to improve the filling of the holes made during aerification.

This photo was taken 2 years ago. Notice that there are approximately 5 holes that run from the bottom of the radio to the top of the antenna.

This photo was taken today. There are approximately 8 holes that run from the bottom of the radio to the top of antenna.

The difference is that the diameter of the holes in the photo taken today is smaller then two years ago. Thus less space is needed for the turf to fill in the holes. Yet, since there are more holes we are getting an equivalent effect of using the larger sized tines.

One other small adjustment we are making is to use a slightly finer sand. This sand is similar to our rootzone but should go into the holes easier since it is a smaller particle size.

With some good weather our goal is to have the greens filled in shortly!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring 2013 Aerification Update #2

Looks like we will be able to aerify greens Wednesday, March 27th. The course will be closed. Planned re-opening is Thursday, March 28th.

We are doing a few things differently to speed up recovery time. I will outline them in more detail in tomorrow's blog post along with an update on the aerification progress.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Aerification Update

Due to snow we have postponed the greens aerification until the next possible day we can get on the greens. Hopefully by Wednesday. Will update Tuesday on the blog.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

News and Notes 3.10.13

Hopefully most of you have had a chance to enjoy the early Spring weather and play this weekend. A few items of note:

-Flags around tees on hole #4, #7 and #11 are to mark the locations of new irrigation heads. Will do a more detail post in the next few weeks as we begin installation.

-Our seasonal staff begins Monday, March 18th and greens aerification is scheduled for Monday, March 25th.  Tees will also be aerified the week of the 25th.

-Greens mowing will commence shortly as the weather and turf growth allows.

-Weekly schedule updates on Mondays will begin on March 25th.