Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SIerra Vista Open 2017

The 33rd annual Sierra Vista Open @ Pueblo del Sol Country Club

First off we would like to thank the Huachucans for another great job at hosting the Sierra Vista Open this past weekend here at Pueblo del Sol. We would also like to thank the Sponsors, those who attended the charity dinner and all the participants in the tournament that help the Huachucans continue their efforts to help and support local youth organizations here in Cochise County. A special thanks to Pueblo del Sol's general manager Jeff Sims and his staff for their support and assistance. We also wanted to recognize the GMS crew for all the hard work put into the course so far this year, another awesome job getting the course in tournament condition. Thanks to our supreme leader Bill Nauroth  for taking time out of his busy schedule and coming down to help out during the week. And finally Congrats to the winner of the SV Open......Briggs Duce .....Bear Down! 

A few pics from the weekend......

Paul Goolsby, Helena Chemical Co...Derek Stanley, Superintendent PDSCC...Bill Nauroth, Co-President of GMS  (From left to right)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

"Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed." - James Thomson, On May

New Tee Markers

If you haven't noticed yet we removed the old rock tee markers last week that have been around for 7+ years and went with a clean, easy to paint marker.......with an added touch to the ladies red tees.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Aerification of Fairways,Tees and Greens

Another successful Spring aerification of Fairways, Tees and Greens is in the books

We started the process back on March 6th with the core aerification of Fairways. We pulled a 1"(diameter) x 5"(depth) core, broke up the cores with drag mats, and blew off the remaining debris. During this time we also completed the Tees with the same process except we pulled a 4"(depth) core and seeded and top-dressed the par 3's and brushed to level. After a few days and the second cleanup from a blower,  the Fairways and Tees were ready to be mowed to finish the cleanup process. All Fairways and Tees were ready for play March 17th. With no rest for the weary we jumped right into aerifying greens on March 20th. We pulled a 5/8"(diameter) x 3" (depth) core @ 1.5" spacing on the greens. With the awesome work done by our crew, some amazing weather during this period, and some added soil nutrients- the healing and recovery time of the turf has been significantly increased and we are very happy where we are at after 3 weeks on Fairways and Tee's and one week after Greens.

Completion of the greens was March 23 and the entire course was open for play March 24th.

A condensed look at this long process through photos.........

Pulling cores with the Wiedenmann Terra Spike

Cores drying for easier breakup during dragging

Breaking up cores with drag mat

Blowing off debris

 #4 Fairway after a drag and blow

#10 Tee aerified

#4 tee after clean up

Aerifying greens with the Toro ProCore
#1 green

Greens: 5/8"(diameter) tine x 3" (depth) @ 1.5" spacing

Picking up plugs by hand

Blowing off remaining debris

Topdressing greens

Filling holes with the greens-groomer brush

 One day after aerifying....second brushing

Ready for play...3 days after aerification. Rolled and brushed

First Mow @ .120  (April 3rd)  .... 13 days post aerification

First drop in mowing height to .100  ....  30 days post aerification

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bermuda Sod and Bunker Edges

Last week we picked out some bunker edges that are thin and typically struggle in the heat of summer from high foot traffic and sand escaping the bunker and we re-defined the edge with over-seeded Bermuda sod. The Bermuda sod will withstand summer stress from high traffic and drought far better than our rye grass alone (see left bunker #7 that we did last year with Bermuda sod) and will flourish in the hot summer months. We would like to thank Bill Nauroth for bringing down the sod from Phoenix and spearheading the install.

         Before pic #10 far left Bunker
            After pic #10 Bunker                                    
             New sod edge install #8 left Bunker
             New sod edge #10 front Bunker

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour." - John Boswell

Happenings from the golf maintenance dept........New Year, New Blog

We just wanted to let everyone know that due to the past superintendent originally starting our first maintenance blog, ownership of the blog was "officially" his. Turns out that without ownership we had very little control with a lot of important aspects of the blog(like page setup and layouts). Basically we could only post as contributors. So even though we will lose all of our past content that we posted, we decided that creating a new blog was best for us moving forward.

GMS at Pueblo del Sol would also like to wish everyone a fantastic new year . We are looking forward to a great season in 2017 and hope you will continue your support of the club, our beautiful golf course and our dedicated GMS team !

A gathering of some golden moments at Pueblo del Sol......