Never would I have imagined that at the end of May we would have a high of 60 degrees as we are experiencing today. But do not worry next week we will be back up into the high 80's. This past week we continued with our club house plants on the drive way trees. We are awaiting another order to finish the rest of the trees as you pass the parking lot. Another area that we dressed up was around the short game, the trees we have there have had plants added to there base. From the golf course we successfully completed the MGA Guest Day and slowly but surely tiding up some loose ends for the season prep. This week we groomed greens and although this is a great benefit to the greens it does have its draw backs such as actually making the greens a little slower than normal, but rest assured they will pick back up in a couple of mowing's. If you are wondering what is grooming, using a special machine we can cut down into the turf canopy with blades that remove any grass that is being laid over. A laid over leaf blade does not get cut by the mower. This is a process that will be continued until the onset of warm weather and will help us manage the greens density.
Next week I will be at Merion gaining some insight to how they set up there golf course before a major tournament, such as grooming, lowering heights and prepping bunkers. I hope to take some pictures and pass along what I have learned.
|As you can see here Ovidio is placing the second addition |
on the drive way trees. And those weeds will be sprayed tomorrow!
|I did enlist some help from my oldest daughter, Bailey. Although|
helpful, smelling the flowers was more important.
|Driving in circles is the quickest and most efficient way|
to groom for us.
|After the grooming you can see grass clumps left over, most|
of this is from the grass that tends to lay over and not get mowed.
|The mower operator here mows and picks up the grass clumps.|
|Above the camera case is a groomed section, below has not|
yet been groomed.
|You almost cannot even see what we have done after a groom, mow and roll.|