Monday, March 26, 2018

We're Ready for Spring Golf!

We have been doing some more detail work this month. Yardage markers and sprinklers have all been edged, along with the staining of tee signs and benches.

While the Zoysia turf is still dormant we apply two herbicides to it. A non-selective herbicide that will kill any weed that competes against the turf and a pre-emergent to prevent any weeds from germinating. We are targeting Poa and Clover with the non-selective herbicide. The pre-emergent herbicide is to control crabgrass and goosegrass.  

We also moved the water coolers on holes 12 & 17. They were previously located by the back tees forcing players that play the forward tees to walk out of their way to get some drinking water. 

Swope is a very walker-friendly course aside from the hills. Tees are all very close to the previous green so there is not a lot of wasted time between holes. Swope will be hosting several walking only events including the Missouri class 4 state golf tournament boys and girls, the MIAA women's conference championship along with several Junior events. By mowing walking paths between holes, golfers will have a drier and more enjoyable walk.