We have some great news here at The Preserve Golf Club for the month of June. Our scheduled aerification for June 18, 2012 has been canceled. The cancellation is a bi-product of all the hard work our staff has done over the past year which is allowing us to reduce the number of aerifications from 3 to 2 this year. The DryJect/aerification is still scheduled for later in the year during the month of August but with the minimal impact this process provides there will be no need to close the course.
Friday, May 18, 2012
|Label for fertilizer applied to the golf course in May 2012.|
This past Monday we began making our summer fertilizer application to the golf course. We have changed our primary nitrogen source from Nitroform to Polyon this year. Nitroform has been a preferred nitrogen source for professionally maintained turf in the southern region since the 60's but it has performed inconsistently for our particular property. Polyon is a newer controlled release nitrogen source that hit the market in the 90's and has a history of providing excellent turf conditions. This spring we developed some test plots to compare the performance of these products and the Polyon source has provided superior turf quality.
|Photo of Nitroform and Polyon test plots|
We look forward to an even more beautiful green golf course this summer!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This week we treated all of our putting surfaces using a state of the art machine known as a DryJect. This machine blasts a high pressure stream of water directly into the green while incorporating our selected amendment ( gypsum and sand) into the green at the same time. Below is a video of 16 green being treated this past Monday.
|This photos shows how the water and amendment follows the path of least resistance. You can see the light green is in a zig zag pattern from the water fracturing the soil profile.|