White Wing Greens
With the current problems that we are having on the greens at White Wing we have decided, with the support of the Golf Committee, to go to temporary greens starting Tuesday, May 6, 2014. We feel that it will be more beneficial to alleviate foot traffic stress now and perform the necessary maintenance to reestablish the turf quickly, rather than keep the greens open and have sub-standard putting conditions for a longer period of time. Once the turf is healthy again and meets our playability standards we will resume play on them at that time. The progress of each green will vary and so the greens will open back up at different intervals. Progress will be posted in the communicator and the maintenance Blog so that all of our residents are up to date on the progress. Recently we have seen signs of increased growth since the temperatures have gone up and we are on a very aggressive fertility program. Moving forward we will use the time line provided below.
April 29th – May 5th
Prepare the temporary greens by mowing out an area in the fairway just short of the original greens. The temporary greens will be mowed and topdressed just as a normal green would be so that it will play with some consistency. Temporarily switch to a solid flag color rather than red, white, blue (front, middle, back) and keep the pins located in healthy areas of turf and away from high traffic walk up areas until we go on the temporary greens.
Aerify, verti-cut, fertilize, topdress and flush the original greens
Open temporary greens for play
Continue on fertility and cultural plan
Legacy Hills Greens
Legacy Hills only having a few greens that are weak we are going to temporarily switch to a solid flag color rather than red, white, blue (front, middle, back) and keep the pins located in healthy areas of turf and away from high traffic walk up areas. This will continue until the weak areas are healed. Just as a reminder, all of our flagsticks have prisms built in them for the use of range finders.
Cowan Creek Greens
The greens at Cowan Creek were aerified this past Monday and should be completely healed up in the next seven to ten days. They will be rolled and topdressed during this time to insure that we still have a smooth putting surface.