Thursday, June 28, 2012

Short Game Area

Last Thursday we sprayed the existing grass where the new short game area is to go with herbicide to eradicate it.  As the picture shows, a week later there is a noticeable difference between the healthy grass in the forefront compared to the dying grass around the chipping green.  We applied a second round of herbicide today to ensure a complete kill of the existing grass.  We are scheduled to start stripping the sod off the chipping green tomorrow, Friday June 29 and plan to finish that part of the process the first part of next week.  All this has to happen before the contractor can start work.  Once work starts on the new short game area, for safety reasons, Maca's Trail will be closed for the duration of construction.  The back driving range tee will also be closed due to lack of access.  The primary driving range tee will be set-up on grass Friday-Sunday and mats Tuesday-Thursday.
Dying grass where short game area is to go.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Greens aerification

This is the process we are using to aerify and clean-up the greens.  The aerification is the easy part.  The clean-up is what takes the most time and manpower.
Clean-up the plugs
Green topdressed
Dragging the sand into the holes
Holes filled with sand

Sunday, June 17, 2012


We received 2 inches of rain yesterday morning bringing our total year to date at the club to 30 inches.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

#11 Fairway aerification

The aerifing process on #11 fairway is complete.  There is a noticable amount of clay in the fairway that has not broken down yet.  With regular irrigation cycles and mowings the clay that is in the fairways will work itself back into the turf canapy.  Part of our clean-up process included multiple vertical mowings which followed by a regular mowing causes the fairway to look scalped.  There is also a noticable amount of grass debri in the rough which is what was blown off following the vertical mowings.  This process is a step in the right direction for #11 fairway.
Aerifier 1" x 6" holes
clean-up, the fun part

Friday, June 8, 2012

Horseshoe Pit

We built a new horseshoe pit behind the pool while the Adams Tour was in town.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


We have seen an uptick in vandalism over the last month.  This is disapointing though not surprising considering the neighborhood kids are getting out of school.    Last night someone drove across #6 green twice. The tracks look like they are from a golf cart with off-road tires.  Please if you see any suspicious activity on the golf course or around the club at night call the police.

tennis restroom May 4
Driving range ameneties in pond #18, May 4
#17 green May 3
luckily bag stands float, May 4