Sunday, June 5, 2016
Every spring a flush of growth in turf occurs; it is evident in all the seeds the bluegrass produces this time of year. This abundant growth is triggered by rising soil temperatures. We are not trying to raise handicaps, nor are we neglecting the roughs: the grass just grows really fast this time of year and it's a fool's errand trying to keep up with it! Certain areas of the golf course; i.e., greens, tees and fairways are treated with growth regulators via routine sprays, but it's not feasible to apply them to the rough.
On a happier and more conservatory note: snapping turtles begin to move around the first week of June to lay their eggs. They like to lay eggs in easy digging soils, such as bunkers and the like. These minor dinosaurs can actually get quite large, and they can inflict painful and damaging bites. For your safety, and the safety of these impressive turtles, we advise that it is best to leave them alone.
We finally got the drainage and the sod liner installed in the bunker to the left of #1 green. Please do not hit golf shots from inside the bunker. For the sod liner to work, the sod needs to stay in place because divots can lead to the liner failing in the divot area. These areas are marked "ground under repair," so please remove your ball and take (stroke free) drop outside of the bunkers. The sand will be added once the sod knits together and forms a solid barrier. For more information please follow this link
In the coming days, we will be adding the irrigation to the driving range tee expansion. We will need to add almost 200 feet of irrigation line, 3 full circle irrigation heads, and enough wire to get us to the controller in the back the driving range. Your patience, as always, is appreciated.