I just want to give you a chance to get out and play a few holes if you like.
Below are some of the beginning spring course preparation tasks.
The turf is still dormant and soft
Limbs and debris are collected and discarded
|Sticks, leaves and debris are blown off the fairways and tees|
Debris is removed from the bunkers
Bunker faces erode during the winter and must be restored
Sand is re-distributed within the bunker to proper depths
Sticks are blown off the greens
The first green's mowing is done with mowers
set at a higher cut than in-season heights to
All of the dry areas on the course are mowed to remove small debris
264 rakes are placed in the bunkers
Mario is placing 216 refurbished tee markers onto the tees
All newly refurbished ball washers are placed on the course
How are the two new greens doing on the red nine? VERY SOFT!!!!
They were planted last fall and have approximately 98% coverage.
They are extremely soft as you can see by the footprints in the photo below.
The softness is due to the freezing and thawing of the winter months
as well as the newness of the the green and the melting snow.
We will be rolling and watering the green's surfaces to firm them
The new greens will be rolled numerous times to firm the surfaces