Friday, August 11, 2017


Big weekend starts tomorrow.   It's been one of those weeks.  We didn't get the bunkers put back together until Monday---Then it rained again forcing the outing to only get 9 holes in before we had to stop them because of standing water on the greens.   We noticed the fairways were off color from a growth regulator we sprayed last week.   We applied a green pigment on Tuesday and Wednesday to solve the problem.  On Wednesday I noticed the water fall pump was off.  Upon further inspection we must of had a power surge and our control panel was, as they say "fried".  Then we noticed the irrigation pumps were not working.  Of course it is now starting to dry out.   A quick call to DAF Services was in order.  Ed was here the next day and got us up and running.  Then to put the final cap on a very eventful week Ed was back on Friday to fix the other pump that we thought was fine.  All in  a weeks work.  We are ready for the Championships ---just hope it doesn't rain.
Jay spraying green pigment.  He has two passes on the left side completed.
A close up.  you can see it is greener on the left.
Here  is Ed, our pump man to the rescue on Thursday.  

Here is Ed back at it on Friday.   Thought we had if fixed yesterday.  So.....You know what's going to happen.  If we didn't have any pumps you know it would not rain.  Now that we have them up and running it will probably pour.   Seems to always be the case.  
In closing,  These small green caps are bait to control ants.  We have a problem on a few tees.   The distributor dropped off a few of them at no charge to see how well they work.  Ants can be difficult to control because you have to kill the queen.  This container holds a bait that the ants take back into their nest.