The greens have been open for a month now, and I appreciate all of the positive feedback that we have received on them. Our work on the greens has now switched to a maintenance program instead of a grow-in program. With this, you will begin to see green speeds increase over the next couple of months.
Ropes have been installed throughout the course to help control cart traffic and to preserve the turf in high traffic areas. While they are an inconvenience, they are necessary to use during the busy time of year. We ask that you respect them along with the green and white handicap stakes that have been placed around the greens. As areas get worn, we will move the ropes as needed to shift cart traffic to less worn areas.
Some members have commented on a few weak areas in the fairways. These areas have historically been weaker than other parts of the fairways. We are working hard to improve the turf in these areas through supplemental nutrient and fungicide applications, and hope to have them in better condition within a few weeks if the weather cooperates.
Buck Deibel – Director of Golf
Brad Orndorff – Golf Course Superintendent