Friday, October 5, 2012

Course Update 10/5/12

Players in this year's SWGA Classic Affair participate in the Marshmallow Long Drive Contest
It's finally Friday! I would like to start this week's post by thanking everyone who played in the Classic Affair, our SWGA Member/Guest Invitational. The weather was perfect for the three days of golf, and I hope that everyone enjoyed the courses. Congratulations to Marian Dyer and her guest who secured first place gross. Also, congratulations to our Club President, Sue Colburn and her guest, for capturing first place net. Special thanks also goes out to Gary Tupa for providing the flowers for the tee placements.

Another great event begins today - The Logeman Invitational. Good luck to everyone playing! It looks like we have great weather for the 54 hole event, and we hope that you all enjoy both courses. On behalf of the crew, I would like to thank Larry Duke and the rest of the players for the food provided to the crew this morning.

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In other news...we spent the majority of this past week completing routine maintenance. The crew did an excellent job completing several tasks over a short period of time in order to prepare the courses for the Classic Affair and this weekend's play. A few of the items we completed:

  • Bunkers edged on both courses
  • All roughs mowed on both courses
  • Arroyo clean up between the North and South
  • Greens sprayed - South on Wednesday and Friday, North on Thursday
  • North greens fertilized
  • Completed clean up from last weekend's rain
  • Cattail clean up on 17 north
  • Tees, collars, approaches, and fairways mowed 3 times
  • Treated weeds in collars and greens surrounds on both courses
Spray Technician, Jerrod Frost applying folliar fertilizer and wetting agent to the North Greens. Jerrod has been
a great addition to our team since moving from Oak Hills to Sonterra earlier this year.
Next week will also be busy. We will be open for play on the North following the morning tournament. Call the golf shop for more information. I have listed a few of our plans below:
  • Begin applying fall pre-emerge
  • Aerate and topdress South greens (Final core aeration event of the year!)
  • Lightly topdress North greens
  • Begin fertilizing all areas on both courses with potassium
  • Continue cattail clean up
  • Spray greens - North on Wednesday, South on Thursday
  • Apply potassium fertilizer to greens
  • Apply biological nematode treatment to South greens
  • Repair and paint the fence on 10 South 
  • Clean up on 7 North
  • Patch thin areas on the North practice green and #3
  • Add sand to the chipping green bunker
As promised last week, Here are few more pics from the divot party:
Deb working hard to keep the divot fillers hydrated.

Filling divots on 8 fwy

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