Number 9 Greywalls
Number 6 Greywalls
60 degree temperatures with rain this weekend will help melt off these snow piles but 38 with rain/snow mix to start the week will slow things down again.
Our practice putting green has the highest % of poa growing on it. It was transplanted here from golf shoes and then has started its spread around the course as it seeds. The discoloration on the poa is from late season paclo applications; this plant growth regulator is now used on greens, fairway, approaches and tees to slow down the spread of poa on our bentgrass greens and our fine fescue/ bluegrass fairways.
Friday afternoon we blew off the last remaining greens and we rolled them for the first time. Rolling is a critical step in spring prep on the Greywalls greens. A combination of our pre-winter solid tine aerification and winter frost loosens the sand surfaces and they must be rolled 3-4 times before we can start mowing them for the season.
After we finalize cleanup on the Heritage course and get it open for the season my focus will move more towards the Greywalls course.
The next few weeks as the snow/frost melt and the ground drains and firms we will be getting the Greywalls course cleaned up. We will also perform some maintenance tasks that can not be accomplished when we are open for play.
We are faced with a major cleanup on Greywalls due to the wind storm a month ago. 20 plus trees came down and many others had to be removed due to wind damage and hanging branches. Two weeks of cutting and we now have the trees cut up; the hauling of lumber and chipping branches remain.
Tree cleanup by number 2 green
The view of 2 green after tree cleanup.
We have a May 1st target date for opening the Greywalls course.