Since we last spoke we have
been busy manicuring the course for the upcoming season. We have addressed
several nuisance problem areas throughout the course. One in particular is
adding nearly 25 tons of bunker sand to the bunkers on holes 3, 7, & 16.
They look more attractive once again and the playability is better.
Some projects coming soon are
re-grassing parts of the rear bunker on hole 12 and completely re-shaping and
grassing in the rear bunker on hole 4. Several other beautification upgrades
are planned especially in the area of landscaping and adding colorful flowering
shrubs. We will prioritize these projects accordingly and complete them as soon
Beginning in late April we
started our weekly verticutting and light sanding of the greens. We will
verticut lightly at first, but will get more aggressive towards the end of
The 8-month old putting green
is doing well considering its age. It has some uneven turf issues, but with a
series of small core aerifications, topdressings, and fertilizer applications
it will be comparable to other greens very soon. We core tined it twice in
April and will continue to do this until it is a completely level surface.