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Spring has Sprung!

       Welcome back everyone! Here in the Turfcare Department we are excited and pleased to report that the golf course has wintered quite well. With the exception of a number of spots that have been damaged by voles the course should be very playable. The greens came out of winter in great shape Read More

Winter Update

Well we certainly haven’t had much of a winter to speak of and some vary different conditions throughout the province. There is very little snow remaining in Calgary if any and lots of bare turf. Here in Red Deer we are still completely snow covered at the course. Today I checked a few greens and Read More

Fall Aeration

Well we finished up the greens aeration Tuesday, October 14 by the end of the day. All in all the process went very well with the weather cooperating and the staff working hard long hours to complete the aeration portion on Monday evening. The topdressing portion was completed by 4:00 pm on Tuesday and the Read More

Winding Down

Well unfortunately the season is slowly winding down with about a month left to play. We will be beginning to raise the heights of some of the turf areas including the greens,tees and fairways. This is done in order to insure that the turf is as healthy as possible going into winter. The greens will Read More

Ball Marks and Divots.

BALL MARKS I have noticed a number of members fixing their ball marks lately, which is fantastic, except that the majority that I have watched are fixing them incorrectly and possibly doing more damage than good. Plus remember that we don’t want to stick the ballmark repair tool in the ball mark and pry up Read More

Number 3 Fairway

Unfortunately this morning we had a incident with our fairway mower and a hydraulic leak. It is a problem that happens and we really couldn’t do anything about it. The grass was very dewy and its almost impossible to see the leak at the time. our operator was observant enough to catch it before it Read More

Turfcare Update

Everything is coming along nicely here at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club and just wanted to give everyone a quick update. Monday June 30,2014 we will be venting the greens with the Planet AirHD 50 slicer/aerator. There should be very little disturbance to the greens surface and we will be playing immediately after Read More