Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Golf carts causing damage to the fairways......or is it the driver of the cart? Remember, this is your golf course.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
|The layer of flood silt needs to be scraped off the surface into piles. If this material does not get removed then the color of the white sand will darken over time.|
|This bunker is half way done with the scraping process.|
|After the silt is scraped into piles,the contaminated sand is shoveled into cushmans for removal.|
|Sand is then pulled up the edges of the bunker.|
|This is the final result of this process.|
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The "bleaching" effect of one of the products slows down the new growth of the Bemudagrass which is very important during the hot summer months. Without this effect the Bermudagrass could and would take over more and more area on the fairways, approaches and collars.
This program also has some drawbacks, discoloration of the more desireable grass (bentgrass) may and usually does occur. This effect should grow out in a week or two. There is a very fine line in the rates we use so we have to be patient to achieve success. In the last two years we have reduced the Bermudagrass population in the targeted areas by 50%.
With all this said, you are asking yourself "Then why are we going to hybrid Bernudagrass on the practice areas?". That will be answered in a different blog posting.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Greens department staff member Doug Miller rolling the new practice green before cutting for the 1st time.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
This is a view of the practice tee after laser grading and partial sodding. The remaining sod will be installed on Weds. Aug 7th. During the renovation additional hitting space was added by expanding the tee towards the back and both sides.