Friday, November 12, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The past week we have started to get into frost delays. When we have frost on the turf grass, this is giving us a sign that the water inside the cell tissues is frozen. Once frozen the ice crystals can puncture the cell walls there fore destroying the plant tissue. Once penetrated the tissue can no longer function or repair itself. There are a number of factors that can influence frost as well as decrease the chances, If the temperatures range in the high thirties and the skies are clears the odds are very good. But if we have those same conditions and there are clouds in the sky the odds are leaning towards no frost because the clouds tend to trap a little heat in. Just enough to keep it from frosting over. I wish I could be more exact on when play might be ready to go off but there are just to many variables that we need to evaluate. Not only is it frustrating for the golfer but for the maintenance staff as well, because we are not able to perform our work.
Posted by Phil Desbrow at 8:10 AM
Monday, November 1, 2010
Today we are needle tining the greens. Because we receive a high amount of play the rate of compaction is very high. By opening them up we allow for water and air exchange. Which in-turn allows oxygen into the profile helping us to grow deeper roots. They will be rolled out and will be hard to tell in a few days that we have lightly disrupted the surface.
Posted by Phil Desbrow at 10:29 AM