"The more we water the saltier it gets"
So the plan going forward is to slice seed the fairways with desirable species. Use town water if we have to to get germination and establishment. Change from a no fungicide approach to a more traditional one to give the plants as much of a chance as we can and maintain a drier firmer surface. It has done wonders for our greens and it will do wonders for the rest of the place. It may take a few seasons for the turf to acclimate to the change in watering practices and we will be a slightly different shade of green than we are accustomed to. Most parts of the course are actually quite green and healthy right now. Scenes from around the course this week: we had a leak on 2 tee and when Murph tried to shut the valve off so we could cut the pipe he was stung by a bee. Then ants all around the head. Then the valve froze closed so we had to dig that up and replace it. Another casualty of salt water?
|ants 2 tee|
|Murph swollen wrist|
|yellow jacket nest in irrigation box|
|divots, scuffs & athletic cleat dimples|
|sunrise 1st hole|