Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Greens Aerification recap

Our final greens aerification of the year is complete.  Everything went smooth and the greens are on their way to recovery.  We will do extra rolling for the next couple weeks to regain smoothness as fast as possible.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rain Totals YTD

I had the question posed to me about year-to-date rain totals.
Year-to-date we have recieved 43inches of rain here at Bay Oaks Country Club.  We had a brief shower today but it was not enough to register in our rain gauge.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Final Greens Aerification

Our last greens aerification of 2012 will take place this coming Monday and Tuesday August 13 and 14th.  We are using 5/8" tines which pull a 1/2" core every 1.5 inches.  We will follow that up with rolling and topdressing to fill the holes and smooth the putting surface.  This is the same procedure we used in June which was successful.  The driving range will open on Tuesday as normal, though the golf course will remain closed.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

We really are mowing

I promise you all, we really are mowing our tall grass.  Some of the out-of-play areas grew up to 12-18 inches before we got them mowed causing an over abundance of clippings.  The clippings will eventually go away, either by us picking them up or by natural ways.

It has been nice having a stretch of dry weather.  We need it to get caught up on all of our normal maintenance practices.