Tuesday, July 4, 2017

HAPPY 4TH AMERICA !!!

I hope everyone has a chance to relax and enjoy the day.   The weather is perfect for a nice round of golf.
Happy fourth everyone!!!
last weeks ladies guest day went very well.   Everyone had a great time.

Mr. Paul Jacobs is the North East Agronomist For the USGA .  Paul conducted a site visit last week to share his experience and expertise with me.  We looked at all aspects of the operation from the Maintenance Facility, Staff Size, Budgets as well as Greens, Tees, and Fairways.   Of special concern is our practice putting green.   It continues to struggle.  The main concerns are traffic and morning shade.  We can't do anything about the shade and traffic will always be a concern on any practice green.   We have eliminated two holes and will concentrate the four remaining ones in the sunnier half of the green.  Depending on weather and turf health we may section off  areas.  We may even close the green during hot and humid weather.   We are doing everything we can to get the green to mimic our regular greens.  Unfortunately Paul had no silver bullet to get the green in prime condition but it was nice to hear and confirm that we are doing everything we can to keep the green in as good a condition as possible.
You may have noticed some of our blue tops on our marking stakes have been damaged.  This is (as far as I can tell) from the coyote chewing on them.   I'm all out of new blue ones but have some green ones that I can use.   Hopefully this is a temporary thing and the coyotes find something else to chew on.  
In closing,  another example of  how our irrigation system is paying dividends.   Here we are watering in a fertilizer application.   The quickness and good coverage means better results.