Needless to say it has been a crazy week. After receiving about 6" of rain in two days our dike system filled up. Most all the crossings were under water. We installed two bridge systems to help allow access to keep the golf course as playable as possible. There were many areas we had to manually pump out. Each day brought on a new challenges, most days the course setup was different. Thank You for your patience, we are now fully open. Below are a few pictures.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Only about one month behind schedule everything is starting to grow. Yes we will hang on for about two weeks with this surge of growth.
Our greens are just now getting up to a good soil temperature to start growing and rooting. We have had several inches of rain so the soil is rather saturated. It is always important in the spring to let the plants be somewhat happy and develop some good roots going into the summer. With all the rains our penn cross grass is puffy right now, this may continue as we keep some areas more moist trying to grow new seed in several areas. So for now we have not started any verti-cutting or lowering of height of cut. We did over the weekend use our new turf trainer on the greens. This basically drags over the grass plants standing them up, providing a better cut way less aggressive than verti-cutting. Speed of green will come as they warm, dry out and we get on a more normal maintenance routine.
The new seed in the fairways is starting to grow. When we seeded we used a low mow blue grass / rye blend. What we see coming up right now is the rye grass, the blue grass should germinate within the next week or two. It is real important to keep your golf carts off these new seeded areas until they are fully mature. Shown below is the germination starting.
Please Stay Off All New Seed Areas!
Our weather looks to be more normal.
We will see you on the Course!
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Springs like this we are reminded of just how much we are not in control and just along for the ride. We are having very cold spring. Most areas of turf have barely started to grow at all.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
We had a brief moment of the golf season. Now Mother Nature decided to give us some much needed moisture. At this time we will take what moisture we can get. Shown below is #8 green with a fresh coat of 4.5" of snow.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
A few weeks back it really looked as if we would have an early start to the golf season, now we are looking to be much more on a normal schedule.
On my recent walk around the course I found the greens to be mostly cleared off with little or no ice accumulation on them. Each one I checked also had good moisture levels, even considering the dry winter.
The fairways are partially covered in snow, many areas have ice accumulation on them. This ice should not be much of a problem currently, as the it has been present for a brief period of time. This really shows what a lack of surface drainage we have in many areas of the golf course. It is no coincidence that the fairways that struggle are the few that drain the worst.
We did finally receive one of our capital items purchased last fall. It is a new utility cart. This will be nice addition and upgrade to our ever aging fleet.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
The season is here. The golf course is coming out of winter in good shape. We will have some smaller areas in the fairways that will require some extra attention. Currently we are working on getting the irrigation system up and running. The main lines are charged, still working on going through and cleaning all the heads. With weather looking to stay warm and dry this will be important with need to start watering.
We are allowing Golf Carts at this time. The frost is still coming out of the ground in areas, so please respect your Golf Course. Below are few general rules.