Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Golf Course Update
Rain has been a fixture over the past three weeks, with 2 inches coming in the past 24 hours, the grand total is now approaching 14 inches since the day prior to Governors Cup. A lot of man hours have been spent on repairing bunkers and push mowing rough as we prepare for the Club Championship and Ladies Western Open.
The greens are holding up strong considering the conditions since the first of June, although they don't meet my standards for firmness and speed, they remain healthy and ready for the heat. Alterations in our topdressing, fertility and chemical programs has allowed us to bounce back from the anthracnose damage experienced in the spring.
Please note that the contracted tree work on #6 has been hindered by the weather as well. The goal by myself and the Greens Committee was to keep the work focused on only Mondays, so the noise would not interfere with play. Unfortunately, we are well behind schedule for the completion of the project and in order for the work to be completed before August 1st, the company will work during days of the week that we do not have any scheduled events. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that you understand the necessity of finishing the work in a timely fashion.