Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Please remember! Apply sprayable sunscreen while standing on a cart path.

This picture shows turf damage to the 11th fairway (actually 3 separate spots). The person applied spray on sunscreen or insect repellant while standing on the fairway turf. The ingredients that allow the product to be sprayed are the culprits for the damage. You may notice the green areas that look like the outline of two feet, this is where the person was standing so the spray was not able to settle on these two spots. So please remember to use the spray products in the locker rooms or while standing on a cart path.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Course closed today for member guest preparation .

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Please! Be careful with your cart on the fairways....

This is turf damage from a golf who wanted to check the distance to the green. The person drove up to the sprinkler and made the sharpest & quickest turn they possibly could to get back to the ball. Please remember that golf is played on grass not blacktop.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday June 29th- 2.3" rain, Course Open, no carts.

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the golf course this morning. Since yesterday afternoon 2.3" of rain fell since and it was extremely heavy during the early evening hours. The golf course is open because the greens drained great overnight. The decision to install drainage in the greens 6 years ago continues to pay off day after day.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Spilled drinks CAN kill turf!

Please be careful when you have drinks on the golf course (especially alcoholic). Any spills will damage the turf which would takes weeks to recover. Place bottles, cans and glasses off the greens, fairways and tees while hitting your next shot. Thank you!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fairway topdressing today.

We will be topdressing with straight sand the fairways today and tomorrow. By doing this, the sand over time can improve the soil (many applications), help aide in reducing thatch and smooth the surface. We will apply approximately 10 tons per acre, which sounds like a lot but really is not. That would provide maybe a 1/8" layer of sand. This rate is the maximum we would apply during this time of the season, the cooler temperature in the spring and fall would allow us to apply more for a thicker layer. We are planning for another application in October.