Saturday, September 29, 2012

Course Update 9/29/12

Looking back at 11T North from the fairway at 7:30am on 9/29
MORE RAIN!!! We have received 2.75" as of 7:00am this morning. Currently the entire South Course and the front nine only on the North are passable. We are working hard to get the courses playable for today's play. We will be Cart Path Only all day today, and possibly tomorrow pending additional rainfall. We have also decided to focus our maintenance efforts this morning primarily on making the courses passable and preparing the greens for play. We are also working on bunkers, however many are washed and simply too wet to make much progress on this morning.

I want send a big THANK YOU! out to everyone who came out for the divot filling party last night. We had a great turn out, in spite of the weather, and were able finish a few holes on the North before the rain came in. We will definitely re-schedule this important event. I also would like to thank Jeff for his help, and of course our fearless beer girls Deb and Brianna for braving the rain.  Thank you again for being a member and for supporting our efforts on the course. I will post more pictures later in the week.
Divot filling on 8 Fairway North

In other news, we completed several important tasks in addition to our normal maintenance this past week. I have listed a few of them below:
  • Light top dress on both course's greens
  • Sprayed both greens with preventive fungicide applications
  • Started mowing the tall grass along the arroyos between the North and South courses
  • Pencil tined and fertilized the South greens
  • Applied organic fertilizer to the roughs on the North prior to Friday's rain
  • Repaired and tested out meters on the #5 and #7 Wells
  • Repaired two irrigation leaks on the North
  • Repaired the broken drain line on #17 South
  • Treated broad leaf weeds on roughs on North and South
Nacho and Israel show off the large mass of roots that had clogged the drain line for 17G South
We have a another busy week coming up. We will be hosting tournaments on both courses on Monday, and the Classic Affair, or SWGA Member/Guest will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Our primary goals will be to clean up the mess from the rain and get as much normal maintenance done as possible in order to provide excellent playing conditions for this important event.

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