Thursday, March 18, 2010

Flagsticks In - Spring Prep Activities

The regular greens are now open and ready for play!
 This morning we finished rolling all greens, mowed them, set new hole locations, and put in the freshly painted flagsticks. Let the season begin!    
 Greens Open!

A few players took advantage of the nice day today, and it looks like tomorrow should be nice as well, but the forecast for the weekend and early next week looks a little bleak so it's likely we will be recovering the greens soon. It takes a crew of about 8 men, approx. 4-41/2 hours, to put the covers on, so if the forecast stands we'll start recovering early tomorrow afternoon. I mentioned the reasons why we do this in the previous post but in general we don't want to have a decline in the benefits that the covers provide.

It was a very busy day today on the grounds at SCC. The photo's below show our activities:

First greens rolling complete

First greens mowing complete

All fairways rolled to prepare for mowing

Aeration of shaded, saturated, ice damaged area on #8 fairway
(fortunately this is only fairway with larger areas of injury)

 Controlled burning of native & naturalized grass areas begin
More details on several of these above projects / practices will be forthcoming.

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