Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Additional Rolling at Cowan Creek

With the aggressive aerification at Cowan Creek on Monday we rented a 1.5 Ton roller to expedite the smoothness returning to the putting surfaces. Before rolling today we measured the the greens with the stimp meter and they were at a 7.5, after rolling they measured at a 9. We will do this one more time and then use our rollers the rest of the week to improve on this.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Greens Flushing at Cowan Creek

You can see from the attached video that we were successful with flushing the greens at Cowan Creek.
This process should have a very positive impact on removing sodium from our soil profile.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cowan Creek Greens Aerification

Just wanted to let everyone know that although the Cowan Greens are responding well to our cultural practices and the warmer weather we still have a ways to go. It may seem from the outward appearance that they are getting better and finally starting to get healthy again but underneath the surface we still have organic matter build-up and sodium issues to deal with. Today we are doing a deep tine aerification with a 13/16" coring tine at a depth of 7 1/2". This may seem to be taking a step back as far as ball roll and smoothness are concerned but it is a necessity that it be done for the future health and benefit of the greens. We hope to have them healed up and smooth again within the next two weeks.