One of the hardest hit areas from winterkill this year was our collars. This is typically the case since it has the largest concentration of Poa. The collar is an area that receives lots of traffic from mowers, rollers, and golfers. In my experience it takes a long time for these areas to recover by seed and what little grass that does come back, is our weak friend Poa annua. So because of slow heal in time and the fact that these areas are bigger in size we have decided to sod out collars to bentgrass.
Thursday and Friday we laid bentgrass sod on #5, 10, 11, 14, 16 and 17 collars. These areas are ground under repair until further notice. Remember that you may drop to the nearest point of relief no nearer the hole. Please use a golf club to retrieve your ball if it lands on some sod and do not walk or hit a ball from a newly sodded area. Thanks!