Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Raising the Bar... Greens Renovation 2014

I am happy to announce we will perform a complete rebuild of our putting surfaces from May 5th to September 9th 2014.  This rebuild will correct several persistent challenges that have been discussed in a previous blog post related to a low quality sand being used in the construction of our greens combined with the use of a sodic irrigation water source.  Our agronomic team has been working diligently to over come these issues the last several years but you can only be as good as your foundation.  The rebuild also provides an opportunity to convert from the older TifDwarf variety to the newer "ultradwarf " TifEagle bermudagrass.  TifEagle has a proven track record in our area of providing an exceptional high quality putting surface.  While our new greens are being constructed we will also replace the old liners and sand in our bunkers, laser level all tee complexes along with numerous other projects around the course to help us continue "raising the bar".  Our greens are in great shape presently and we plan to seed our greens with a bentgrass/poa triv mix this fall to ensure a high quality putting experience throughout the upcoming winter and spring season.


Stephen Miles, CGCS