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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Summer Cultural Maintenance Stats

Summer maintenance to the main areas of the golf course during the closing.

-  Greens had 100 tons of sand applied prior to aerification, core aerified 2 times (material removed by hand), rolled daily to help firm them up, vertical mowing was done to remove excess thatch build up, a light application of sand applied, mowing started up, continued rolling, insecticide application along with a fungicide application was put down to help control a disease called fairy ring, 3 granular fertilizer applied made to green, started applying liquid fertilizer along with a growth regulator (Primo) to help control excess growth.

- Fairways HOC (height of cut) was lowered to .250”, aerified and then dragged once dry, vertical mowing, circle mowing, topdressing, dragging in sand,  granular fertilizer application to promote growth and then allowed to sit for 5 days prior to commencing mowing.  In all over 1,000 tons of sand were applied to fairways and if you stretch out the vertical mowing in a straight line it would be 48” wide by 105 miles long.

- Tees HOC was lowered to .250, aerified, dragged when dry, vertical mowed, mowed again at .250”, material removed blown off, topdressed, dragged again when dry, fertilizer applied and then tees were allowed to sit for 5 days before mowing started up.

- Roughs HOC was lowered to .500”, aerified, dragged when dry, mowed again at .500”, fertilized and then allowed to sit for 5 days before mowing began.

- Bunkers/Coquina faces were all lowered, edged, checked depth of material, fertilizer applied to the turf and then raked.