Greening up! First Mowings

As a quick update things are progressing nicely. The saying is you cannot cheat the calendar so all though we had a slow start by a certain date everything is back to normal. The trees are budding, The osprey's are back, The turkeys too and the grass is starting to grow. Fairway Fred is back at it with the first mowing this week. We mowed tees also this week for the first time. The winter damaged areas on 3 green and the practice green do not look that much different and only time will tell whether they actually recover fully. The plugs I pulled out and grew in my office for a week were put back into the nursery and look pretty good so I am still optimistic.
4 from the left rough
3 green. Dye has not worked any magic yet
plugs from 3 green back in the nursery

Tom's are out strutting their stuff

New irrigation system computer upgrade
I spent a portion of last weekend driving to VT to help my son Josh pack up and move his belongings to a storage unit in New Haven CT. He has left Nectars night club in Burlington for a post as the stage manager of the former Paradise Theater which is being revamped and called College Street Music Hall It is right across from the Shubert Theater. He has also secured a part time job back in the golf business at Race Brook CC. Now if he could only find a place to live his mother could start sleeping again. In the move he had an old monitor that I was able to procure. With the new irrigation software we installed a map feature. The new software is area based so having the map is a great way to re-train your brain away from the old number based system.
I have looked at the Tee-up NE auction and there are certainly some DEALS to be had. It ends Monday so check it out and help support turf research in New England.

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