Good Morning,
The past week was a little slower with our golf leagues completed for the season and no golf events scheduled.  It was cold and wet early in the week, beautiful on Wednesday, and the blower was over 40 mph on Thursday.  Overall our golf numbers remain pretty consistent with last year. 

Greens were sprayed early Thursday morning with a fungicide to help prevent fungal damage, a wetting agent to help with water movement in the soil profile, and a foliar fertilizer.  This application will keep the greens healthy and stress free for about 14 days.  A granular fertilizer application will be made on the greens in the near future.

I made a handful of irrigation repairs around the golf course to eliminate some of the leaking valves.  The practice green, #11 fairway, #12 fairway, and #13 fairway were several of the worst valve problems.  The irrigation system was drained and the diaphragms were replaced in these valves.  Periodically small rocks get into the valves and won’t allow the diaphragm to close when the station is done running.  This causes large dents in the rubber and allows the water to continuously flow through and leak.  Here is an attachment below:

General course maintenance was the main focus of our work week.  The fertilizer application to the fairways and tees has really improved the quality of the turf and increased mowing time.  The staff was able to put in extra hours to maintain everything at a high level.  

Brian C Mohr

Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer

101 W 5th Street

Spencer Municipal Golf Course

Spencer, Iowa 51301



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