As I wrote last week I was confident that things were really going to take off and boy have they. Without any frost in the last week, warmer nights and lots of moisture the grass has begun to grow. What this means for us is that we transition from project mode to full on maintenance mode. With the small size of our staff, everybody (including me) spend the majority of their time on mowers, trimmers and sprayers. The fertility we put out over the last few weeks has begun to do its thing. The course is really coming to life.
The drainage project on 8 is complete and we have seeded the disturbed areas. This will remain ground under repair until it heals in. We dug two trenches from the fairway that converge into one trench in the rough. We ran into some old clay tile in the process. We fixed these and ran some of our pipe into them. The whole piping system runs into a functional pre-existing drainage system further down the fairway. I'm pretty sure what we put in was overkill, but I feel it will definitely collect all the water at 100yds and move it off the surface into the system. The next area we hope to take on is the areas in the 10th fairway. If we get a good week of weather we may get to it.
Hopefully everyone is enjoying the early season. I think we are off to a good start and the course is getting better each time out. Any questions give me a shout.
Wahconah Country Club