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Message from the Green Committee 05.09.2019

                                          

August 17, 2019 

Please pair up in carts to help assist with traffic control.   
Pin Position #6
Course Delay No Delay
Driving Range Tee Big Tee
Practice Greens Putting Green - Open
Chipping Green - Open
Cart Rules 90 Degree rule
Rainfall Last 24 Hours 0.00"
Rainfall Year to Date 18.9"

Maintenance

Areas
Greens Yes Collars No
Tees Yes Rough No
Fairways No Bunkers Yes
Approaches
No
Native No
                   
                   

Spraying
Greens No
Fairways No
Tees No Rough No

Superintendent's Update as of 8/12/2019

  • Greens: Height of cut for the summer golf season have been lowered to .090.  All putting surfaces were core aerified on 6/10/2019.  Cores were on 2.5" spacing and at a 3.5" depth.  Light topdressing (dusting) and vertical mowing will continue throughout the summer growing season to help even out the surface from increased play /ball marks.  Knife venting and vertical cutting combined with light topdressing will also help minimize grain influence keeping ball roll true.  GCM will continue scheduled greens roller and double cut walk behind/ride on triplex mowers on the putting surfaces to help maintain desired ball speed as well as true ball roll.    
  • Tees: Height of cut for the spring golf season have been set to .400.  All tees were core aerified on 6/11/2019.  Cores were on 3.0" spacing and at a 3.5" depth.    
  • Fairways: Height of cut for the spring golf season have been set at .550.  The H.O.C. will aid in spring/summer golf cart traffic.  All fairways were power raked and aerified on 6/10/2019 - 6/12/2019.  The power rake removed old, decayed growth within the thatch layer.  GCM will continue to schedule this process on a 90 day interval throughout the growing season.  All fairways were aerified on 4" spacing and at 3.0" depths.    
  • Rough: Current mow height (1.5").  GCM will continue to monitor cart traffic to alleviate thin spots developing from funnel points when entering and exiting the fairways.  Please be aware of rope and stake as well as the 90 degree rule.    
  • Bunkers:  GCM has introduced the "Australian Raking Method" to all bunkers.  This method will be an ideal setup for the bunkers once renovated and give us some time to practice and fine tune prior to the bunker renovation.  The GCM staff will maintain a minimum 4" depth at the floor of the bunkers to avoid club contact with new liners.  The sand depths at the flashing of the new bunkers are intended to be thin to get balls down to the floor of the bunker.   
  • Native Areas: The maintained turf in the native areas will be mowed throughout the spring/summer golf season on an as needed basis.  Certain areas of the course will receive additional mowing (between #3 & #4) to help with pace of play. 
  • Tree Trimming: Tree trimming throughout the course will be on and as needed basis until cooler winter weather arrives.  GCM will trim trees to remove dead limbs as well as removing limbs that interfere with play.       
  • Practice Putting Green Project    
  • TifEagle putting surface was over-seeded with Poa trivialis @ 6#/M.  The over-seed has established and was maintained at .150 throughout the winter golf season.  This was done to provide extra warmth and moisture of the winter months acting as a natural blanket for the newly developed TifEagle sprigs.  The putting green has now reached the same HOC as the other putting surfaces.  Light fertility and light topdressing will continue on both the putting green surface and new sod throughout the late winter/early spring golf seasons.  First mow height of cut (.250) has been slowly adjusted down to (.150) on the new putting surface.  HOC was adjusted down by .01 increments to ensure a quality cut and avoid any scalp/injury to the newly establish turf.  Now that summer has arrived the practice putting green has successfully transitioned naturally and also reached the same H.O.C. (.100) as the other putting surfaces.  Increased fertility along with light topdressing will continue through this growing season to help with the transition of the Poa trivialis.      


Friendly Reminders

Please continue to aid in traffic control by pairing up in carts. 
Please do not drive in native areas.

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