Thursday, September 24, 2015
Over the last 24 hours, FCO has been hit with over 4" of rain and more predicted over the next 12-24 hours. No carts will be out today (Thursday) and best case scenario, we get them out sometime on Friday. The entire property is completely saturated and will be very soft for the next several days. When carts are allowed, PLEASE do your best to avoid the low areas and keep your carts in fairways as they dry faster than the heavily treed rough. We will do our best to get caught up with the mowing as weather permits hopefully over the next few days.
Posted by Nick Leu at 9:32 AM
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Tee aerification was also completed last week while the course was closed. We used 5/8" core @ 2.5" spacing and went 3" deep. Rather than picking up the cores, we used a mower to pulverize the cores and blew off any remaining debris. After cleaned, we overseed the tees with Perennial Rye and drug in the seed while the aerification holes are open giving them a nice seed bed for germination. With the spike in wind and heat, we've been forced to keep the tees softer than we want preventing them from drying out and occurring any turf loss.
Next, we will turn to fairway overseeding. This will be a 3 day task, but is not an invasive process. Continuing to overseed every year will help keep the fairways dense and lush. This is commitment we made 3 years ago and have had great support to keep the process intact and the results show.
Posted by Nick Leu at 7:05 AM