back in the saddle

After a week away from the farm it is nice to get back into the swing of things. The boys did a nice job wrapping up some of the aerification while I was away. The approaches were all punched and top dressed. Approaches and the tees have the most thatch and require this process more often than we seem to be able to give them. We are getting ahead of the curve on them however and they are playing much firmer and are easier to maintain. This is just a quick note as I wait for the sun to rise so I can head out to mow greens. This time of year we struggle with keeping up with mowing and other regular maintenance as many of the staff have left and you add the extra duty of chasing leaves and the shortened daylight. We will attempt to add a few projects to the mix to try and recover from any damage over the summer. Speaking of damage, the fairways which took a hit appear to be finally coming into their own. We will continue to push these areas to fully recover before winter. A not so gentle reminder is in the background of the picture below with Fred and a mishap on his fairway mower late in the summer:

luckily no one was injured and the fix was simple and no damage done to mower or turf, Fairway Fred in a classic pose!

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