Everything on the course is coming along pretty well. The warm fall we are having is certainly helping all areas of the course. The over-seeding is going well and is on schedule to be completed by the first week of October. Over the next month we will have to be running several watering cycles during the day on the over-seeded areas to get these areas established and ready for winter. We will try to water during slow play periods, so as not to disrupt your game of golf.
We will have to start raising the height of cut on the greens this month in order to prepare for the winter months. They will become a little slower. The winter height will be around .160 or just above 5/32". We will also be applying more wetting agents and syringing the greens more often this fall and winter to avoid the desiccation issues we had last winter.
We will have some staff changes this off season. My assistant, Brock Bullard, will be leaving us in early October to work for Nucor Steel. He is originally from the Blytheville area and has an opportunity to go back home. I wish him all the best in his new endeavor. We will wait until after the first of the year to search for a new assistant.
The course is shaping up. This is a pretty time of year. Please come out and visit us soon.
As always thank you for your support. Hope to see you soon!