Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Daily Update

North Course - SWGA event starts today. The greens are healthy with the overseed still doing well. We are trying to keep the grass healthy so that it can survive the high temperatures. Unfortuantely, this results in lush thick greens that are rolling slower than normal. We have continued to double cut and roll the greens however overall speeds are down. We will be trying a combination of vertical mowing (verticutting) and growth regulators to help speed them up very soon.

South Course - The greens were lightly topdressed and fertilized today. This should help get the grass growing so that we can move into summer maintenance practices. Greens 1,2,3, and 15 were lightly aerated on Thursday of last week. This process is absolutely critical in order to maintain healthy turf. The picture shows the high amount of organic matter near the surface of #1 green. The small holes will help remove this matter and provide oxygen to the roots. We will continue this practice on all the greens over the next couple of weeks. In addition, we have been edging all of the bunkers on the course. This work should be completed later today.

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