|Bruiser the Supervisor|
Friday, April 28, 2017
This month at Swope Memorial the maintenance team successfully aerified the putting greens(week of April 2nd). The process is hard work, extremely beneficial and quite frankly preventative maintenance. Aerification reduces excess thatch(dead stems, leaves and roots), relieves soil compaction, and also provides a method to improve the soil mixture around the highest part of a green's roots. When the grass is cut as low as the greens are, deep, healthy roots are a necessity and good roots demand oxygen. We understand the process is frustrating for the golfers but unfortunately it is a necessary practice.
If you have played within the last week (4/23) you may have noticed new flags and flagsticks. The old flags were fading and the sticks were no longer allowing for straight pins. The new setup is a little different than they have been in the past. The red and white have been replaced with black and white. Hopefully you will enjoy.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
|Before photo of rust at entrance|
|After photo (cleaned with a Muriatic Acid)|
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
In early November of 2016 I said good bye to the maintenance grounds of Heart of America GC. I was employed at Heart of America for 5 seasons and it will always have a special place in my heart. I am now a mile north and employed at Swope Memorial. Swope is a classic 18 hole Tillinghast designed course with beautiful downtown views. It has Zoysia fairways, Fescue/Blue rough and Poa/Bent greens (mostly Poa). Andrew Jones was the previous Superintendents here and he is leaving the course to me with extremely big shoes to fill. However, I am excited for the opportunity. This blog page will be updated periodically so be sure to save it to your favorites :) Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
To get to the Heart of America Golf Course you must travel on Blue River Road. Aside from the litter that is along the edge of the road it is a very scenic drive. In fact you might even think you are in Colorado driving next to the base of a mountain. My point was proven when a large boulder fell onto the road last week.
The city brought there loaders and large dump trucks to clean up the mess that caused the road to be closed for a few hours and was kind enough to deliver a load to our shop per my request. Below are a few pictures of how we were able to use the rock.