Friday, November 20, 2020

She stands In tattered gold Tossing bits of amber And jade, jewels of a year grown old: November.............................. ~Zephyr Ware Tarver (1886–1974) Arizona Highways, November 1971

 


Around the Grounds




A quick trip from August through November......in images


#2 Lake(August)
#10 Green(August)
#8 Green(August)
#2 Green(August)
2020 SV OPEN(August)
2020 SV OPEN(August)
2020 SV OPEN(August)
#2 Fairway(October)
#2 Green(October)
#2 Lake(October).
#2 Lake(October).
#6 White/Red new tee build(October/November).
#6 White/Red new tee build(October/November).
#6 White/Red new tee build(October/November).


#18 white tee root prune(November).
#18 white tee root prune(November).
#18 white tee after root prune and sod repair. Also seeded/sanded/fertilized(November)
Grub Worms gorging on grass roots and organic material close to the surface due to extended period of warm weather(November).
#3 Green...... Sunrise(November).
#7 Hard edge/clean up on bunkers for the winter(November). 
#7 Hard edge/clean up on bunkers for the winter(November). 
#6  Hard edge/clean up on bunkers for the winter(November). 
#16  Hard edge/clean up on bunkers for the winter(November). 
#3 Green(November)
Root prune surrounds #7 green(November).
Root prune surrounds #7 green(November).
Root prune surrounds #7 green(November).
Root prune #7 green surrounds(November).
Root prune/sod repair #7 green surrounds(November).
Root prune #7 green surrounds(November).
Sod repair on root prune #7 green surrounds(November).
Sod repair on root prune #7 green surrounds(November).
Finally some color showing a change of season is near.......(November 20th).
Clean up and removal of desert broom in our natural desert area #8
Removal of desert broom in our natural desert area #8
Removal of desert broom in our natural desert area #8


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Frost Delays: 5 Things Every Golfer Should Know

With the possibility of temps dipping down in the low thirties this week, we wanted to get info on frost, the damage it causes to turf and why delays are needed out to our members. The USGA put out a great article on frost that explains frost and what all golfers need to know......click link below to read.



https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/articles/2018/01/5-things-to-know--frost-delays.html







Friday, October 23, 2020

A light topdressing of the greens.....

 With the continued warm weather still present this week we were able to get another light topdressing and brush of the greens on Thursday. This will help even up some of the remaining holes from aerification and some of the numerous unfixed ball marks. It will also increase some firmness in the greens and continue to help with thatch dilution.







Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October is the month for painted leaves.... As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight. ~Henry David Thoreau, "Autumnal Tints"

What can we say about 2020 so far that hasn't already been said?! We all know it's been a tough year that has affected basically everyone in one way or another on the planet. Even our little world here at Pueblo del Sol has been affected. Covid related issues, lack of a monsoon(haven't hit 8" for the year) and the continued high temperatures(low 90's) through October have been challenging to say the least. With all that said we have entered the fall season in pretty good condition.....even though we are not where we would like to be.  But considering all we had to endure , the limited staff here at GMS has really done a fantastic job.


Here are some other issues we have had the last couple of months........ 


  

Broken swing joint #13 green

Main line break in the desert behind #13 Tee


Pin hole in our main line in the concrete culvert #12




Station wire issue #2 fairway...... tree root ate our wire!

Broken valve #15 





Pin hole in the main line #16 tee


A member running into our controller #6 and breaking the pedestal