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All of the posts are archived so you can read past ones. They are also tagged with a label such as storms or product applications so you can see specific posts by category. Most have pictures to illustrate a point. Some are better than others. I started the blog to update members of the bunker rebuilding we were doing on the 7th hole and have continued posting projects and everyday occurrences around the property.
We received some much needed rain last night and combined with the cool weather we should start to see some recovery of the dry and dinged up areas of the course. Some will take more than one storm and two days of cool weather and we have addressed some of them with cultural practices (spiking, aerifying, seeding).
|deep tine aerification hole with healthy root|
|Will blowing sand off practice bunker face|
|worst Dollar Spot damage ever, rough on 1 tees|
|8th ladies tee bentgrass hammered with several diseases|
"But we spray our tees and some have a fair amount of bentgrass and they still suffered damage. Hard to fight Mother Nature and sometimes the elements win out."
|4 back tee with decorative fungus damage Fair Ring is my guess|
The picture below shows a ring of sod on 2 green we used from the nursery to patch a peel-out from a four wheeler in 2002. Our nursery at the end of the range is mostly bentgrass now even though it was started with plugs from the greens. The top picture is from 2008 and you can see the darker bentgrass in a ring and in the center. We have only been trying to convert for a couple of years now. The bottom picture is from this week and clearly shows the progress of bent out competing the poa. The bent has more dew and looks lighter in this picture. You can see my footprints in bottom right
|green was 90% poa in top photo and maybe 45% in lower|