Friday, October 18, 2013

Driving Range Overseed Oct. 21, 2013

Due to the application of overseed on the Driving range tee boxes we will be closing the Driving Range at Cowan Creek and White Wing after the 8:00am shotgun on Monday Oct. 21st. We will re-open both of those ranges that same day at 12:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this agronomic practice.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Golf Maintenance Fall Update

The night time temperatures have cooled off and the Bermuda grass is finally starting to slow down. We still have to mow greens daily but the fairway and tee growth have slowed down enough to allow us to start some of our playability projects and prepare the course for winter.   

The largest item that has really been at the top of our list for the past several months is addressing the greenside bunkers at White Wing. Unfortunately the busy tournament months and no closed days at White Wing in the past two months has made it difficult to schedule any work on the bunkers until this time. On Oct 28th we will be converging all of our efforts on removing approx. three inches of sand out of the greenside bunkers so that we can continue to work on getting the bunkers firmed up. Once we feel we have removed the adequate amount of sand we will be adding another firmer sand type to get them back to the proper depths and consistency.

This month we will also be tackling numerous projects and performing various agronomic practices to get ready for the winter months. The first of these projects will include cart path repairs at Legacy Hills and White Wing, we hope to have these repairs complete by the middle of next week as long as the weather cooperates. We also plan to have a tree company on site this month to address some tree trimming at White Wing that will have an immediate impact on playability.

Other items on our to do list for Oct. include a bulk fertilizer application, course wide pre-emerge applications, overseeding par three tees and overseeding the Driving Range tee tops at all three courses including the landing areas at the Cowan Creek and White Wing ranges.