The greens have healed up real well after aeration and top dressing. Perfect weather this weekend to play golf at Whitemarsh Valley C.C.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
This picture was taken in the morning of Monday August 28th at Whitemarsh Valley CC. Each flag marks a ball mark that was not repaired (we ran out of white flags and had to go to red because of the amount of spots). The greens were aerated last week and are very soft due to the additional watering applied to them. It is very important that every golfer respects the golf course and repairs their own ball mark. We can not blame this on an outing because all this was done on a Sunday.
Sincerely, The green committee
Monday, August 21, 2017
Greens Aeration starting Tuesday August 22nd.
Over the weekend I spoke with a member of Whitemarsh Valley CC on our practice green. He mentioned to me something that I never really though about. "The greens are always slower on the weekend before greens aeration, compared to other weekends" he stated. This isn't exactly music to my ears but it kind of made sense. Every year for at least the last twenty years we would spray foliar fertilizer on the greens to perk them up and make them as healthy as possible before aeration. If you think about it, the act of aeration may be one of the most aggressive practices we do on the putting surfaces. We core out plugs, drag them around, throw on some sand and grind it all in, all during the pleasant weather of mid- August. Our special mixture of product was like a witches brew of liquid nitrogen, micronutrients and other plant health products to get the plants growing and healthy.
And as you all know....... healthy turf on greens is slow turf !
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Please keep you cart on the path at all times!
Due to heavy rain that just ended (1"), there will be no carts this morning. The golf course will be checked again at 9:00 .
Friday, August 4, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Golf carts these days are faster and designed to turn sharper than the old ones. Please remember as you are looking for the sprinkler with the yardage to the green, do not turn the cart too sharp. This donut " as they say in the business" will be with us for a couple of weeks. With the temperatures in the 90's everyday this week the grass will have problems recovering from this kind of damage.