As we enter May the golf course continues to improve on a daily basis. It has been relatively cold and dry the last few weeks. The 1" of rain we received last week has been sucked up quickly by the golf course. We are still mowing the course about once a week. Greens have been slow to heal due to the nightly frosts and also the use of growth regulators to suppress poa seedhead production. I'm fairly confident with warmer temperatures this place is going to explode growth wise.
We spent much of last week putting out our spring fertilizers. We seeded a number of thin areas on the course. We continued with spraying any weed populations that spring up.
This week we started working on a small drainage project in the 8th fairway. We have also started aerifying tees, completing the back nine today. Its been a terrific spring so far for us. Not a ton of growth yet, dry weather, and the ability to get a number of things accomplished on the course before things really take off.