Every month it seems the time just flies by since the last blog post. The last was an update on aerification season. We still have not done the greens but managed tees, some multiple times because we had a disease outbreak, collars and some approaches. The rain seems to have returned and with that some improvement in turf quality. We still have some dormant turf from the dry summer but with each storm the grass wakes back up. The weather roller coaster continues however. Is it a shorts day or long johns? Talk about drastic swings.
Speaking of aerating. It is near impossible to get a machine on the face of a bunker so it is hard to repair a weak face. Usually they will be re-sodded. I tried to seed the face of the practice bunker earlier this year and the seeds germinated but were quickly buried in new sand blasted up from the constant use. We tried again only this time used an old greens cover to protect it and close the bunker. It worked so well we decided to try it again on the course. Please be aware these areas are ground under repair and should be kept off of to ensure the best chance for this area to recover.
|Little Soldiers on a collar|
Tee and collar aerification and over seeding worked very well and we saw lots of seed germination. this will help fill in weaker areas and also get newer grass varieties introduced into our turf. Newer varieties will have better disease resistance due to breeding for current issues.
|Big Boy 7 tees|
Enjoy the Fall days and be sure to join in on the last few tournaments we have on the schedule.