The grounds department has spent much of the last week keeping up with mowing and working on details. There has also been a focus on weed control. This focus will continue over the next few weeks. We are also working to recover any weak areas on greens, including #13 where we had the irrigation malfunction last week. You may notice that some areas have been top dressed with sand. While the sand actually makes these areas look worse, it is there in order to protect the thin plants and encourage faster recovery. The majority of our trouble spots are located on greens where we expanded the putting surfaces with sod last year. When lowering the mowing height, we experienced thinning in some areas. The core greens continue to be in great condition and expect all of these areas to fill in completely with a little extra TLC.
|#13 Green When Malfunction Occurred|
|#13 Green Today|
|Notice the sand topdressing behind the flag where the green was expanded|
|Ronnie and Arturo working on 13 lake bank|