July finally brought us some ideal weather for growing Bermuda grass. The greens responded well. All green sites have been spot sodded / plugged and they are looking the best they have since we made the conversion. We got many positive comments about the greens from the Red Wolf participants.
We will now focus on re-grassing the tree stump sites from the early June wind storm, repairing the thin winter kill areas on certain fairways on the outside nine, and completing some cart path improvements.
In late July we had to perform an aggressive aerification to all of the greens. This is necessary to remove the old decaying material and thatch. This will allow new growth to occur and allow the grass to thrive. We performed the same process with bentgrass just at different times of the year. The Bermuda greens will recover quicker than bent greens. In about 10-14 days the greens will be near flawless again.
Thank you as always for your support. Hope to see you soon.