Catching up

Where to begin? With a couple of frosts and an overall dip in temperatures it is clear that Fall is upon us. The leaves have mostly turned and it has been a stunning year for color. They are also dropping in earnest so the fun of cleaning the course and searching for golf balls while playing is in full swing. The course continues to heal from some of the scars of Summer and by all accounts is playing well. We aerated greens again this week to prepare them for Winter. We have also begun preparing the course bathrooms and fountains by draining the water and winterizing them. Next will be the cart barn and irrigation system. We will continue to have nice golfing weather for at least another month or two with an odd day off to snuggle up indoors with a good book (hint hint to the crazies who play in any weather). A few pictures from around the place:

Ollie the Otter in MM pond

2 baby swans reaching full size
Tree and weak rough near putting green

weak collar & aerifier damage
I started aerifying the nursery at 9" I figured we had good roots and should handle the deep tining. The next spot I went to was the weak corner of the putting green and it was a disaster. I raised it up to 5" and was able to get it done without further incident. Looking over the area at large it is obvious the culprit is an oak tree right off the green. The picture above clearly shows weak rough grass leading up to the collar. Even after all the rain we have had and some great Fall weather that section of turf has not recovered enough to handle routine maintenance.

Color Collage

Mushroom collage
Walking to the boat last week WH

Woods Hole terminal
I hope everyone is enjoying their Fall. More updates from the property as we progress into Winter.

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