Wednesday, September 28, 2016

#1 Cottonwood Removal

Friday, we were forced to remove one of the large Cottonwoods that overhangs the right side of #1 fairway.  There was a large split on the backside of the tree and it was only a matter of time until it gave way and came crashing down on the fairway.  This is what I would consider a 'high profile' tree and with the Oak tree beside it dying, we will address that area with new trees this fall or next spring.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Greens Aerification Process

September 6th (Tuesday), we completed aerification on the greens.  We used 1/2" cores on 1.5" spacing.  Once cored and clean, we then topdress and drag/blow the sand to get all the holes filled.  It was a long day, but the guys did a great job and the end results show.

The following day, we got greens overseeded with T-1 bentgrass.  It is a perfect time to get that completed with the aerification holes serving as a great seed bed.  In the coming weeks, we'll start to see the germination from the overseeding.  Early next week, we'll get our granular application of fertilizer down which will help aide in the recovery process.