Monday, June 17, 2013

The first 20 of the 100 days....

You're looking at me with this puzzled look on your face,  it's the first 20 days into the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day...

Turf has finally gotten it's big boy pants on.  We have grass that finally wants to be a golf course,  the deep rough is biting back.  Pace of play is up, and the course looks good.  Il Open qualifier low score of 69... not bad for a muni.  CDGA StateAm Qualifier today, I'm expecting 70 to be low.

Soil temps have moderated to have consistent growing patterns for once.  Disease pressure is here, however it's not rearing it's ugly head yet.  Only the 1 flood event this far.

The main focus for the Grounds staff is maintenance of the course.  So no projects of major proportions on the course.  No plans for any either.

Upcoming items :
Greens needle tining
Tree removals on 5 and 9, Emerald Ash issues...
Deck trim at clubhouse
Solid tining of tees and possible fairways
Topdressing of greens and approaches and 14 fairway

Completed items:
Planted 4 memorial trees, 16 Tee, 12 Tee
Replaced bridge decking
Applied disease controls to all playing surfaces
Applied fertility to Fairways and Tees

And as always fix your ball marks and replace your divots.

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