The life of a Golf Course Manager is always challenging. Weather has a significant impact on the turfgrass health and condition which directly reflects on the playing condition of the course. Hot, dry, dirm, wet, soft, etc. condititions can change daily on a golf course. Controlling the Uncontrollable is our biggest challenge in Golf Course Management.
Two days ago we had 10 staff members hand watering fairway drain lines that were wilting from the intense 100 heat.
The two photo below show an agressive and devistating turfgrass disease known as "Pythium." It favors low, moist areas and occurs in hot - humid weather conditions. Thus the reason for squeeging the fairways and applying plant protectants.