The staff and I are busy
doing all the necessary practices to continue to groom and prepare the course
for June and the Red Wolf Classic. Greens are coming along well. We are now mowing
greens at .115 and mowing and rolling daily. The speed is about 10.5 – 11 now.
We need some sunshine and warmer temperatures. Bermuda does not grow well on
cloudy days especially when we have 50 degree night time temperatures. We have
had many nights in May that were in the 50’s.
We applied a slow-release
fertilizer to the fairways, tees, and immediate rough in late May. This
application will help green and thicken up the fairways. In mid-June, we will
apply a growth retardant and weed killer to the fairways to control the sedge
grass and to increase turf density in the fairways.
We hope to continue to
beautify the course by adding new landscape beds by the halfway house and to add
new hole location markers at the tee boxes.
Until next month. Have a good
start to your summer. Come see us soon!