Saturday, December 14, 2019

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” —J.R.R. Tolkien

On the  course from September through December...... in pictures.

9/15/19     #2 Green  
9/18/19     #10 Rough
9/28/19     #7 Green
10/8/19      #2 Green 
11/15/19     #17 Green
11/21/19     #6 Green
11/23/19      #2 Green
12/7/19     #8 Green
12/8/19      #7 Green
12/9/19   #7 Green

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Checking in on our fall tee seeding....

In Early October, when we still had some great growing weather,  we shut down some selected tee boxes that struggled during the season for various reasons.

 10/10/19     #6 Blue/white tee box

Old school tree lined tee box that presents us with many issues. One of the major issues are the tree roots competing with the turf  for water and nutrients with the tree usually winning the battle especially during stressful conditions(i.e hotter temps/heavy play). Another huge issue is the turf not being able to get enough light (in shade a good portion of day) to be able to photosynthesize and produce food for the plant to properly recover and regenerate. In the end it's just a very small area of limited usable space that gets beat up rather quickly.

11/9/19         #6 Blue/white tee box

The temporary fix just before the cold weather was to core aerify, seed, sand, walk mow and keep play off the rest of winter. Long term we will need to probably thin out some of the branches to allow more sunlight,  root prune along side of the tee, and bring in soil to create a larger teeing surface.

 10/10/19       #6 Red/Gold tee box

A small sand based push up tee. Hard to hold moisture . High usage and limited usable tee space.

11/9/19       #6 Red/Gold tee box

Core aerified, seed and sanded

11/9/19           #15 Red/Gold tee box

Another sand based push up tee with horrible sprinkler coverage on a 30 year old block system. Hard to hold moisture and another with limited usable tee space.

12/11/19         #15 Red/Gold tee box

Short term fix was to aerify, seed and sand. We also had to hand water a few days a week. Long term would be updating the 30 year old block style irrigation and rebuild tee to double tee space.