Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Keeping My fingers Crossed

We opened the front side today with pins in greens and carts scattering.  (only the front side)   I am still concerned with a few of the greens on the backside.  10 looks a little better but 12 is very slow to green up.  There is only one way to determine the extent of damage.  You have to bring in a plug from a damaged area and see if it grows inside once exposed to warmer temperatures.  The plug pictured is from 12 green.  It was brought inside on Sunday March 13.   So it has only been a few days.  We need to give it a few more days.  I brought a plug in from 10 green a week ago and it is starting to grow.   Hopefully we will not have any permanent damage but at the very least we are going to have to "baby" or greens untill they fully recover. 

Because of the age of our course, we do have a few different types of grasses. Bent grass is much more resistant to ice damage and I think that grass will do just fine.  However the Poa grass on our greens is much more susceptible to damage, and we will have to wait and see.  I'll keep you posted on what happens.  We may play a few temporary greens till we see exactly the extent of damage. 

plug from 12 green  

12 green