Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
We have put the greens to bed for the season. The photos show the application of sand, a final topdressing for 2012. The grass will now be dormant until spring when we will count growing degree days to predict the return of growth to the plants.
The turf is closed to winter play as frozen root zones could result in damage to the surfaces. Today, we will be shooting a video to examine the reasons why we close the regular greens. Look for this to come out later this week.
The temporaries are located on the original back nine, 1 and 9 white, 1 blue, 4-9 blue.
Seven shopping days left,
Monday, December 10, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Expect late starts this weekend, possibly 10:00am.
But get to the club in time for an Irish coffee, perfect in weather like this. I hear they are awesome.
Thanks for a great season!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
When the operator mows the final pass along the outside edge of the green, they must follow the edge perfect. If they veer outside the edge, they will scalp the taller turf that makes up the collar. If the operator stays too far inside the green, some of the turf that should be maintained at green height is not cut, a few days is all it takes for this "new edge" to appear as the correct boundary of the green.
The effort to maintain a "pretty" edge, is more conservative on the operators part. This is all my fault. The boss (me), tends to not like scalped areas.
This is the perfect time of year to "reclaim" these areas. You will notice yellow paint defining the new edge of the green. We will pick up a few awesome pin locations that I am excited about.
Now if I could do something about my shrinking attention span.