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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Aerating tees today. Every golf hole will still be open today.


Assistant superintendent Bobby Marterella is seen here aerated the tee at the 13th hole at Whitemarsh Valley CC. During this process, all golf holes will remain open for the golfers.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Greens are rolling smooth after aeration.

The greens have healed up real well after aeration and top dressing. Perfect weather this weekend to play golf at Whitemarsh Valley C.C.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Please rake the bunker after use!

We had just raked this bunker at 7:30am and this picture was taken at 8:30am on Tuesday September 12th. Please be courteous of the next golfer and rake yourself out. Also, don't forget to repair your ball marks.
 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Please remember to repair ball marks.

 
 
     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

Green's aeration starting next week.

     Starting Tuesday August 22nd (weather permitting) the grounds department will be aerating all of the greens. The golf course will be closed both the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd for this procedure.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Carts are now allowed on golf course..... On paths only !

Please keep you cart on the path at all times!

Thank you.

Golf course open....no carts this morning (will check again at 9:00)

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 .