Saturday, April 16, 2016
Golf Course Update
First off, I'd like to welcome everyone back to the course to enjoy the 2016 golf season. The picture above was taken this morning with our longest tenured employee Antonio Mejia, mowing #8 green for his 10th season in 2016!!!!! We are very fortunate to have brought back a large portion of our crew from prior years and we're off and running!!!
Unfortunately it seems as though every blog post includes a reminder to repair your ball marks. The picture above was taken on number 2 green this morning. All of the ball marks were within 10 feet of the cup. There were over 200 ball marks repaired on the golf course this morning from Friday's play alone. I can only hope this trend finds a way to go the other direction. When repairing your ball mark, please repair yours and one other!!!!!!! Please and thank you!!!!
The second phase of our bunker renovations has begun. The picture above illustrates the right green side bunker being prepped for the Capillary Concrete install next week. We will be installing Capillary Concrete in the green side bunkers on holes 4,6, & 8 the upcoming week. We will be renovating a total of 12 bunkers this spring including holes 3, 11, & 13 green sides in the coming weeks.
The south end practice tee will be receiving a strip of synthetic turf this coming Monday. The mats will give the practice facilities a much needed break during times of recovery. We will use the mats for outside golf events, junior clinics, and will be most utilized in the late Fall and early Spring to allow proper recovery to ensure the tee's are in prime condition for the core golf season.
We will be aerating the greens with a 3/8" solid tine this up and coming Monday. The extended forecast looks like prime time conditions to give the greens a much needed shot of fresh oxygen along with sand and nutrients. We anticipate a full recovery in 7-10 days.
The sudden wave of warmer temperatures has caused an algae bloom on the ponds on holes 3 & 4. There is a scheduled pond treatment application for this coming Monday.
Posted by Dan Grogan at 9:05 PM