Monday, March 26, 2012

Progress Report

The nice weather last week is much welcomed and an early spring means we were able to do a lot of work on the course last week. Plus the bonus of having college students on spring break was also a big help. Here is a look at some of the work that was done last week:

  • Over 500 linear feet of drain tile laid in 18 approach.

  • 18 approach rough graded and prepped for bentgrass sod. Waiting for bentgrass sod . . .

  • Over 30 pallets of sod laid near areas of greens and tees on bare areas.

  • Prepped, graded, seeded, fertilized, and mulched areas behind #12-2 green, right of #14 green, and left of #11 fairway near the maintenance shop.

  • Bare turf area left of #12 green was leveled, drained and is in the process of being sodded.

  • Irrigation pump repairs made.

  • Irrigation system charged up for the season.

  • Primo/Proxy application to greens to suppress Poa seed heads.

  • #13-14 woods areas fertilized and seeded again.

  • Daily maintenance, cups, mowing greens, etc.

  • As you can see last week was a productive one, however their is still a lot of work ahead of us in the coming weeks. The good news is it early and in April we will see steady progress on the course. This week we will need to focus more attention to mowing and surface preparation as the warm weather has us over 5-6 weeks ahead of schedule. Believe it or not this week we will have to mow rough, last year it was first mowed in mid May, what difference a year makes!!

    I will keep a steady flow of information and updates on the blog in the coming weeks . . . enjoy the early spring!