The rainfall has been extremely beneficial for the golf course. It slowed down our golfers for a couple of days but the moisture has really been a blessing. Our fertilizer applications, earlier in month, has really kicked the turfgrass into high gear. Green grass is a beautiful thing!
This has kept us very busy with our mowing and maintenance practices. It has been necessary to mow some evenings trying to stay on top of the grass. We mowed the rough two times during the past week. Fairways were mowed several times. Greens are mowed every day. Tees and collars were mowed several times as well. The entire golf course was string trimmed on Thursday. By the end of the week the golf course was looking great for the holiday weekend.
Our golf leagues will all be in full swing this coming week. Even though there are golf leagues most days of the week, there is still open golf on one of the nine holes. We also have several events scheduled for the next month. These events will close the golf course for a period of time before open golf begins. All events are currently listed on the website.
The new rough mower was scheduled to arrive in Omaha by the end of this past week. This would allow delivery sometime this upcoming week. The rental carts have not been shipped to Speed’s yet. They have no delivery date in site at this time. I’m praying they arrive in the next couple weeks. We have one event in July that needs 40 rental carts.
In the next couple of weeks I plan to finish the herbicide applications on the remainder of the golf course. Rainfall and wind in the forecast these past two weeks has limited the ability to treat the broadleaf weeds. Hopefully we have some nice mornings to spray this coming week. Dandelions seem like they have taken over Spencer.
Enjoy the remainder of your Memorial Day weekend. We look forward to seeing a lot of golfers the next couple of days! Please contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns so they can be addressed in a timely manner.
Brian C Mohr
Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer
101 W 5th Street
Spencer Municipal Golf Course
Spencer, Iowa 51301