Saturday, October 27, 2012

Course Update 10/27/12

A sneak preview of Mike McCarty's entry for the employee pumpkin carving contest on this coming Tuesday.
Finally some October rain! We received just over 1" of rain in the last 24 hours. Both courses are fully open with only select holes being cart path only. It looks to be a great day with plenty of sun, cooler temperatures, and a steady North wind. Take a break from college football and come out and play a few.

As we wrap up another busy week, I would like to illustrate of couple of the areas that we have been working on:
  • Pencil tine all greens
  • Repair and paint fence on 10 South
  • Began work on driving range practice tee
  • Repaired several irrigation leaks on the North
  • Completed fall preventative weed control applications
  • Treated weeds in the rough on the South Course
  • Spot core aeration on several greens
  • Began fall change out on clubhouse grounds
Spot Aerating Greens
Isidro aerating #16 North
We are finished with any large scale core aeration. However, there are several areas on both the North and South greens that we need to continue to aerate. These areas need to have organic matter removed in order to promote drainage and increase oxygen available to the roots. We will use a combination of small solid tines (pencil tines) and small coring tines to accomplish this goal. The coring tines will only be used in very specific areas, while the pencil tines will be used on entire greens. Last week we pencil tines all of the greens, and cored certain areas. 
Driving Range Teaching Tee
John from TWC rough shaping the tee at the back of the Range
Fence of #10
Freddie and Beto did a great job working on the fence on #10
A quick look at next week:
  • Overseed driving range tee, par 3s, and target greens - Monday
  • Light topdress and fertilize all greens - Monday
  • Continue fall change out
  • Continue driving range tee project
  • Continue North irrigation repairs

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