Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Native Areas

Gutter Cleaning
Photo of New Native area 

During week 9 we sprayed the greens with a wetting agent.  This will help to move the water in the soil and create less dry spots.  We also sprayed another preventative treatment of fungicide.
The top photo is of crew members cleaning the gutters on the shop.  They were packed with debris and trees were even starting to grow in them.
The new native areas are marked with red flags, PLEASE do not drive golf carts in these areas.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Two Pins

This week we started to put Two Flags per green on the River Course.  Our goal is to encourage golfers to play 18 holes.  For example the front nine you tee from the blue markers and hit to the blue pin, then the back nine you play from the yellow markers and hit to the yellow pin.  So far the golfers I have talked to think it is a great idea.  We also are now putting 8" cups on the Rock Course, it will be fun and different and should help beginners to make a few more pars and birdies.
Also in week 8 we sprayed broadleaf weeds growing in the new native areas and fixed several more irrigation breaks.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Aerify

Toro ProCore in action

Crew members cleaning up

No. 2 after the first mow
All greens were aerified during week 7.  This is a task no one enjoys but is extremely beneficial. They were then topdressed with sand to fill the holes and fertilized. Also in week 7 we mowed all the Zoysia Turf for the first time this season and you can see in the photo they striped up nice.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Week 6 was a busy week. Temps were in the mid to upper 80's.  We applied all cool season turf with a Fertilizer/Pre-Emergent and sprayed all the Zoysia turf with a fungicide to prevent Zoysia Patch.  The photo was taken from 6 Green on the Rock Course.