Month: March 2015

Turf Talk 3-19-2015

Andrew Buchholz, Superintendent         The roller coaster of weather continues as we approach the first day of spring.  We have seen temperatures this past weekend into the 70’s and snow showers three days later.  Looking at the long range forecast this weather pattern looks like it will extend for the next week to ten days.   I ask everyone to be patient and we will have the course open as soon as I feel it is safe to allow traffic on the course.  In order for that to happen I need the frost to be completely out of the ground, irrigation system primed, which are critical for the overall health and recovery of the turf.  I will keep everyone posted and updated on this progress. Advertisements

Turf Talk

By: Andrew Buchholz, Superintendent Wow!  What a roller coaster of a winter, let’s hope that this weather pattern is here to stay so everyone can once again start enjoying the golf course.  I would like to remind everyone that even though the majority of the course is snow free that we are still not open but will try to have everyone out on the course shortly.  Dormant (brown) turf is extremely prone to concentrated traffic and will not begin the recovery process until it turns green and has begun to grow.  Although it is frustrating to golfers and superintendents, the grass cannot be forced to grow and will do so only when temperatures rise.   I will be doing weekly updates that will be posted on the website and also on Facebook to keep everyone informed.  In order for the course to open we will need to have all the frost out of the soil and soil temps high enough for turf growth.  Once the course is open we would like to remind everyone that it …