Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Drill n Fill application

This week we performed a Drill n Fill aerification on our greens.  This machine is able to drill into the green to an 8" depth and fill the hole with new material all in one step.  The process is not perfect but the majority of the holes are filled by the sand ensuring a nice clean channel of new sand that will promote a drier/healthier putting surface.
Drill n Fill machine


Friday, July 12, 2013

Looking for better Water

Today Coast Water is drilling a test well to approximately the 260 ft depth looking for better quality irrigation water.  Our current water source comes from a depth of 400 ft and generally anything lower in our area is worse for irrigation suitability.  I am hoping we will find a water with more calcium and magnesium to help offset the sodium in our current water source

Well being drill close to 7 tee box to a depth of 260 ft.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shade Study with Arborcom Technology

A shade study is scheduled to be performed by Arborcom Technology around several of our greens complexes.  This will be an ongoing process over the next couple of weeks.  This study will provide valuable information on the quality of light on each hole.  Bermudagrass putting greens require a minimum of 8 hours of sunlight per day on a year round basis.  As our facility ages tree management is becoming more of an issue.  This shade study will provide our facility a plan for managing trees and underbrush surrounding our putting surfaces now and in the future.

Trees marked to be included in the study near 5 green.

Scott Robinson with Arborcom Technology performing shade study work on hole 6.