Friday, April 18, 2014

The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

This time of year, the transition from winter to spring, shows us alot of  different sights as the golf course is coming to life. On a recent walkabout, here are a few things I was looking at.

The Good
This is the low area on #9 fairway where water has collected. We installed the drainage very late last fall. I'm happy to report that it is working nicely. It appears all other drain lines are working for the most part but clean up and catch basin installations will take place when dry.

The Bad
 Take another look at this photo. You see a nice green area and a brown area. Well, the green area is the 9th green and approach out in front. I sprayed for snowmold last fall and the results are wonderful. The bad part is that I must have forgot to spray the 9th fairway when I sprayed the others as you can see the damage showing. Upon closer examination, the turf is only effected on the leaf tissue so that means that as the turf begins to grow, the damage will be mowed off. This picture shows the importance of applying preventative applications in the fall.

The Ugly
Take a look outside. Enough said! The 10 inches of new snow isn't helping in opening the course. The forecast is all 60's and 70's the next week so there is a good chance we will be seeing golfers playing the course. Stay tuned.

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