Friday, September 27, 2013

#15 Green Surround

There is a lot of work going on to the front left of #15 green including the face of the front left bunker. Hopefully this picture can help explain.

Inside the red box is an area that is very wet. Therefore, Assistant Superintendent Carey Bailey (in green shirt) is leading a team to dig up and expose the greens irrigation loop, noted with blue arrow, to determine the source of the leak.

As of now the source has not been found, hopefully it will be discovered soon!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekly Schedule for September 23-29, 2013

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Topdress and fertilize greens on Monday
-Continue mowing native areas then removing debris
-There is a wiring issue with the sprinklers for #16 Red, Yellow and White tees. We are digging up where these wires are spliced next to #16 Blue/Black tee to determine the issue.
-The fill line for the stream that runs in front of #15 green is leaking. We are turning this line off until repairs can be made.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Native Plan

Here are the steps we are taking to rid the native areas of undesirable weeds and to promote the fine fescues that we want.

1. Mow to a height of 6 inches
2. Remove debris
3. Apply a mixture of 3 post emergent herbicides
4. One month after first application apply the 3 post emergent herbicides plus a pre-emergent herbicide
5. Next Spring we will repeat the process
6. In the Fall wherever there are bare areas we will seed

Currently we are mowing all areas that we may use a riding mower on. Afterwards we will come back and hand mow with weedeaters the areas we were unable to get.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Spot Seeding Greens and Collars

Here's a close up picture of what it looks like after we spike, seed then topdress small areas on green edges and collars.

We will be doing a similar method on tees once we are done with greens.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Weekly Schedule for September 9-15, 2013

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Aggressive verticutting and seeding of #6, #13 and #16 Blue tees
-Seeding of green edges and collars
-Selected seeding of thin areas in tees
-Mowing then removal of debris in native areas

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weekly Schedule for September 2-8, 2013

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Verticut, topdress and apply granular fertilizer to greens and collars on Tuesday.
-Continue mowing native areas