Another wet and wild week is in the books at the golf course. This past downpour brought the water level the highest it has been all year at the golf course. The water quality project, once again, worked perfectly. However, the entire golf course has been completely saturated since Wednesday. A giant clay sponge can only hold so much water.
On Thursday, I moved the evening men’s league since it was a little bit drier than the flooded first few holes on the back nine. The golfers were very respectful of the saturated conditions and very minimal cart damage occurred. Cart tire tracks leaving muddy imprints behind is about the only issue. Those will disappear once conditions dry out and we mow the grass.
On Tuesday, I was able to aerify several of the greens after the evening ladies league finished playing. I aerified 2, 11, 16, and 17. Number 17 green is the worst and it was overseeded with bentgrass following the aerification. This process will help open these greens up a little bit and get water penetration through the soil profile. We will be overseeding 17 green again early this coming week.
We hosted the Jaycees on Saturday morning and had a packed house of fun loving golfers. They had the front nine only for a shotgun start about 9:20. They were finished with golf a little after noon. Next, they played cornhole with the bean bags on the south lawn. That was a lot of fun to watch. It was a great day and nice to see the sunshine.
This morning I sprayed the greens with a fungicide and foliar fertilizer. The fungicide will help control the “dollar spot” fungus that is appearing on several of the greens. The practice green has a brown stretch, from the sprayer, where I started the first spray pass. This will disappear soon and was just a blast of fertilizer starting off the spraying.
I will send out an email midweek to let everyone know how the budget appears at the end of the fiscal period. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me as soon as possible so they can be addressed in a timely manner. Enjoy the sunshine today.