Golf Course Maintenance is an exciting and challenging journey. This blog attempts to give the reader some insight and appreciation for the individuals closest to the front lines of battle. Join us as we defend quality golf conditions from the evil forces that attempt to prevent them.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Christmas in june at the briar
Greensmowers are set with thousandths of an inch precision. Hours are spent during the season grinding reels to maintain razor sharp blades that cut the grass like mechanical scissors. Green speeds are influenced by a variety of conditions, but none more frustrating than the explosion of the terrible weed we call the cottonwood. One pass by the greensmower and the rollers on this machine are full, mowing heights that were once .105 of an inch are now much higher because the diameter of the roller is increased from the adhesion of weed seeds. I don't like you Mr. Cottonwood, please fall down in the next storm. Achooo, Turf