Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wet Tees

Our centralized computer irrigation system had a minor glitch and the tees watered last night when they were not suppose to. Therefore the tees are wetter then normal this morning. We have full technical support from our irrigation supplier and should have the issue resolved later this morning.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stakes and Ropes on Holes #3 and #6

Due to some foot traffic wear on the edges of #3 and #6 greens we have placed stakes and rope on these holes to guide traffic onto the greens.

On hole #3 we ask that golfers walk through the path to the green. This pathway is noted by the red arrows.

With hole #6 we ask that once you walk up the stairs then follow the stakes and rope to the right.

The stakes and ropes will be moved often as to not wear out other areas. Our goal is to spread the foot traffic to help with recovery of the existing areas.

Weekly Schedule for June 24-30, 2013

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Star tine and light topdress of greens on Monday
-Mow bunker surrounds
-Continue edging bunkers and checking sand depth

Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekly Schedule for June 17-23, 2013

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-DryJect collars and select tees on Monday
-Continue with edging and checking sand depth in bunkers on holes #1-14.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Weather and Course Condition Update for June 14, 2013

We experienced a severe thunderstorm yesterday (Thursday) morning that produced 1.1 inches of rain in a short period. Besides some branches and a few washed bunkers the course held up well.

Last night another 0.25 inches of rain was received with more showers this morning.

Fieldstone drains very well and is the reason we are able to have carts on fairways so soon after a rain. However, when additional rain comes on top of already saturated conditions this proves problematic. Fortunately our fairway mowers, in particular, have special tires that displace the pressure of these machines over a greater area thus causing less stress on the turf.

With a dry afternoon and some wind we hope to have carts back on fairways shortly.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Weekly Schedule for June 10-16, 2013

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Edge and check sand depth in bunkers. Our goal is 6" of sand in the bottom of all bunkers. This process will take approximately two weeks.
-Second application of pre-emergent herbicide to tees, fairways and roughs.

Note: Starting last Friday we have received 5.75" of rain.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea Update

Received 4.25 inches of rain. Course has held up well. We were able to mow greens and repair all greenside bunkers today. Tomorrow (Sunday) our goal is to have all the fairway bunkers repaired as well.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Moss on Greens Update

The picture on the left shows the moss before treatment. On the right is 6 days after treatment.

We will make a second full application 14 days after our first treatment. As can be seen on the picture on the right, the moss is turning white and drying out. If you look closely you will see the bentgrass coming through to take it's place.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Weekly Schedule for June 3-9, 2013

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Mow bunker surrounds
-Edge bunkers and check depth of sand in bunkers
-Sod irrigation lines on #7 tee surrounds and #17 rough