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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Summer Maintenance

Some photos from the first 2 days of the second summer closing for cultural practices.

Vertical Mowing Greens
Vertical Mowing Greens

Greens Aerification


Debris from vertical mowing


Still working on low areas


#4 fairway scalped and the vertical mowing


#3 green following vertical mowing and a double aerification



Monday, July 29, 2019

Lightening

Lightening is a powerful force on nature and not all components on the golf course react well to direct strikes!  With all the wicked eletrical storms that have been passing through staff has been repairing satellites.






Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Drainage project

Typical with this time of year and all the rainfall we have been getting there are areas around the course where some additional drainage will need to be installed.  One of the those areas is in the front of the 7th green.  The lowest areas around the greens is where all the water tends to accumulate and this causes these areas along the perimeters of greens to stay on the wet side.  To help combat this staff installed a new smile drain in the front of the 7th green.  This is help get the water that tends to sit there out.  Next Tuesday we will be addressing the areas around the chipping green, especially between the chipping and putting greens.




Sunday, June 30, 2019

Reel Grinding

It’s summer time and that means sand, sand & sand, everywhere!  Mechanics are not thrilled with this time of year because us superintendents love throwing sand on the golf course. Mowers do not like sand which mean constant grinding of the cutting units.

This video is the reel being ground.



This video is the bedknife being ground.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mole Cricket Control

Yesterday an outside contractor applied the annual mole cricket application to the golf course.  Mole crickets are an extremely destructive pest that can cause severe damage to a golf course.  The application is applied with special machines that slice the product into the turf.  The product has a 6 month guarantee and out breaks that do occur are handled by the manufacture in that they supply the club product and our staff apply it.










Monday, June 17, 2019

4 Days Growth

First application of fertilizer following the first closing for summer cultural maintenance has kicked in full force.  Time to start applying Primo (growth regulator) to the entire golf course to better control growth.