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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Final phase of pool construction complete

The stone at the temporary haul road along he 6th hole has been removed and topsoil installed in its place. This area was the main access to the pool and halfway house construction. Countless tri-axle trucks haul the old pool out and just as many concrete trucks used this area to build the new pool.
With all that weight and traffic the jury is still out on the recovery timetable. We are looking to seed or sod in the next ten days.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Strange Turf disease hits #7 green.

    
      In the middle of our 7th green at Whitemarsh Valley CC you may have noticed a circular dead spot. Upon further inspection with a macroscope we were unable to identify the cause of this blighting. Our next step was to send out tissue samples, soil samples and plugs to top plant pathologist's around the globe to hopefully ID this issue.
     When all the results were in they all pointed to the same pathogen.....or turf disease. "Ispilla Mibeer"  The plant pathologist's told me that this is a very mobile disease and it occurs mostly during hot weather with large golf events. The root cause is a sudden liquid drench from an aluminum vessel, possible kicked over by a golfer dancing after making a 6 foot putt for bogie. 
    "Ispilla Mibeer" is a preventable disease with only minimal effort by all involved........"Don't Place Your Drink on The Putting Surface", if it get's knocked over it will kill the grass.
    

Friday, June 10, 2016

Nice day for golf.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Adding mix to the Bentgrass nursery, almost ready for seed.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Waiting our a lightning delay at the new "Halfway house".

Getting ready for "Whitemarsh Day"