As our drought conditions continue here in Arizona, (Experts are saying that the time period from April 2020 to March of 2021 was the driest in the last 126 years in AZ), our cool season turf is definitely starting to show the pain of extended high temperatures, heavy cart traffic and the general lack of full hydration. Currently we are at 1.15" of rain for the year, with the last measurable amount coming in March and that was a measly .1 ". This is the lowest total of rainfall in the first 6 months of a year since 2014 when we only had .9" through June..............funny thing about that very dry start to 2014 was that we ended up getting 25 inches of rain from July through December! Crazy! So maybe we can get a little help from Mother Nature to send a portion of that rain our way because we are in desperate need.
As you might have noticed on the course that Pueblo del Sol has relaxed some of our(GMS) covid restrictions that we have had in place since March of 2020. The pool noodles are no longer at the bottom of the flag sticks and bunker rakes are now in bunkers. When the driving range tee opens, bag racks will also be put back out on the tee.
The GMS team would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding during these different and somewhat difficult times and we want to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day weekend !