The past week we focused mainly on our daily management practices. We were short staffed on the grounds crew with a couple employees out of town on vacation. The rainfall on Thursday thru Saturday was a nice blessing for the golf course. The majority of the water soaked into the ground pretty quickly. The golf course is in very nice shape right now as we prepare to host our annual chili open golf tournament today.
The several inches of rainfall also filled our irrigation pond, water ways, and smaller ponds. This was much needed since the irrigation pond was down several feet and the pond on #10 was less than half filled with water. Everything is currently flowing out of the irrigation pond, through the course, and south to Highway 18 ditch.
As we move into the month of October herbicide applications will continue around the golf course. We will also prune all the trees on the golf course over the next two months. Hand topdressing, aerifying greens, adding sand to the traps, and other course clean up will be priorities as well.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I’m always happy to provide more information as well as listen. Enjoy the beautiful day!
Brian C Mohr
Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer
101 W 5th Street
Spencer Municipal Golf Course
Spencer, Iowa 51301