What a SPRING!

Well the season is well under way and the course is shaping up nicely. The greens have started off well, and the areas that didn’t, have been sodded and will soon be cut to the same height as the rest of the greens. The exception is the front of 2 green which suffered some ice damage over the winter. This is an area that we normally wouldnt put a pin so decided to let it come in from seed instead of sod This way we can establish some bentgrass without the unsightly “patch” Please stay off this area as much as possible to give the young seedlings a chance. A number of areas around the greens are coming back from ice and snow mold damage which hopefully we can improve next year with a better fungicide application in the fall.
I have put some stakes and ropes up around the course to direct traffic. In the spring and fall it is even more important to keep off weak areas until the turf recovers and starts actively growing. Thanks for your help.
I have noticed a number of large divots on the fairways. I’m not sure what the policy has been in the past but if you take a pelt please replace it and step it down. Many of these divots will survive and if they don’t we will replace them with sand and seed. If they are small and just grass with no roots attached please fill with the sand and seed.
We will be lowering the heights of the greens, verticutting and topdressing next week. This should improve the speed and ball roll.

Stay tuned for more information from Turfcare.

Heath Koch

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