June 21, 2013

Hole 17

It has been almost three weeks since my last post. I have been trying to fit one in, but it just keeps falling down the priority list. We have been busy with various aspects of golf course maintenance. About three weeks ago we had some wind that top dressed 7 green for about a week straight. We used our Thatch Away verticut reels to pickup sand several times during that stretch to keep the green playable. It was probably the truest green on the course at the time, although it did look pretty sandy. Thankfully, the weather has been great the last couple of weeks, and is perfect for golf. I added a couple of pictures below to give you an idea of what the green looked like during the process. We were able to verticut and top dress the rest of the greens on the golf course this week, and they are rolling nicely.

 7 green after verticutting (picking up sand) in one direction

7 green after verticutting in 3 directions and brushing

Most of our time since my last post has been spent on routine golf course maintenance tasks such as mowing, rolling, changing hole locations, fertilizing, hand watering, raking bunkers, weedeating, filling divots, and making irrigation system repairs. Peterson has also been busy in the shop keeping the equipment in service.

Playing it where it lies

I was fertilizing greens earlier in the week when I stumbled upon the photo opportunity above. Now and again, someone hits a wayward shot on hole 7 and ends up with something like the scene above. There aren't many courses where you can end up with an approach shot like this.