Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Golf Course Update

As you are probably aware, we recently aerified the fairways on the South Course. A few have inquired as to whether or not this is the best time with the excessive heat we are experiencing. The answer is…this is actually a very good time to do it. As we have communicated in previous updates, aerification is used to open up turf and soils to allow oxygen, water and other nutrients to more effectively penetrate the surface. Because the fairways are bermudagrass, which grows its best in warmer temperatures, the process will have the desired impact and heal more quickly than during cooler periods of the year.

While we are on the topic, please be reminded that we will be closing the North Course September 23-26 to aerify greens and fairways as well as overseed the tee areas. In order to achieve the best results relative to the weather pattern recently, we will use normal sized tines but the anticipated recovery time should still be consistent with previous agronomic practices.

Also, we have begun the project to move and rebuild the 15th green on the North Course. A temporary green has been installed to the right of the original one. We hope to have the construction portion completed in approximately 3-4 weeks and, based on how the new turf develops and matures, hopefully reopen it for play in mid-January of 2015.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Golf Course Update

The projected extreme heat over the next 7-10 days will require a greater need for water on the golf courses, especially the putting surfaces. With that in mind, we will be “syringing” greens during this period. The process involves running irrigation in brief cycles as needed throughout the day. We will be conscious of golfers and the systems will only be activated for a few minutes at a time to be sure there is no interference of play.

Also, please be aware of the adjusted practice facility hours of operation. Effective Tuesday, September 16, we will begin closing the range at 6:30pm daily.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Golf Course Update

We would like to remind all of our members about upcoming aerification practices taking place on the golf courses:

Sept. 9-12: South Course fairways- we will keep the golf course open during this time.

Sept. 23-26: North Course- we will be closed in order to overseed the tee areas as well as aerify the greens and fairways.

Also, the front of the green on hole #3 of the South Course has not recovered as we had hoped with reseeding. Therefore, we will use material from #15 green on the North Course to sod the affected area once we begin the relocation project Sept. 15. The turf is currently maintained and in very good condition, and will mesh more quickly and consistently with the rest of the putting surface.