Friday, June 28, 2013

Rolling On and Major Maintenance

After a wet spring, our greens are finally rolling between 10 and 11 feet on the Stimpmeter daily.  We have been able to do this while maintaining exceptional plant health by daily rolling.  This practice allows us to maintain the turf at a slightly higher height (think more photosynthesis), while also providing an excellent playing surface.  We will continue to roll daily through the duration of the season with the intention of keeping green speeds in this range.

In other news, the crew has been hard at work accomplishing many large scale maintenance tasks.  In the past week, they have aerified all of the tees, fertilized the fairways, edged bunkers, and completed a lot of regrading/sodding projects.  It is not always easy to accomplish these projects because they do interfere slightly with golf, but the pro shop has been very accommodating in their routing of golfers.  I apologize if any of these practices have affected your experience, but I promise that it is in the best long term interests of the golf course.

The boys hard at work edging a bunker

Justin Lee leveling a drain on Mountain 2

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Aerifying Stag 9 Tees

Last Tee

The Tee Beasts

Jory watering in fertilizer

Now that summer has finally arrived, the playing conditions are perfect for enjoying a round at The Powder Horn.  We hope to see you out on the course!

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