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.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Firming up the approach
Approaches to the green are an important component to golf. Proper management of these areas allow for creativity when making an approach shot to the green. I like firm approaches that allow the player to bump a shot up onto the green, or even putt a ball if they desire. Spongy, soft approaches that demand the player fly the ball to the green are no fun.
Last week we verticut the approaches on the blue and the red, and topdressed them with a layer of sand. We will continue to work these areas through the fall and hopefully you notice the improvement in their playability,