Over the past three years we have reduced the amount of poor turf on our green edges from 40% to less then 15%. This is still unacceptable and we are working to improve on this measurement. Efforts to increase sunlight and air flow on #3 green will certainly help this area which is particularly bad.
Currently we are cutting out the poor areas on greens #3, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #12, #14 and #17 to a depth of 4 inches.
Previously when this was done we used straight sand then added our own amendments. This time we are purchasing the greens mix with the amendments already pre-blended. By doing this we will have a firmer base with the proper amount of infiltration rate to match the rest of the green.
The harsh winter has delayed the availability of greens height Bentgrass sod. Yesterday's rain storm has further delayed the cutting of the sod at the sod farms. The earliest we expect to have sod is Tuesday. In the meantime we hope to have everything prepped and ready to go by then.