With the consistent cold temperatures the soil profile in the greens is frozen to a depth of approximately 3 inches. The concentrated foot traffic pattern on the putting surfaces can cause damage to the root system due to the potential shearing of roots from foot traffic while thawing. Next week, we anticipate a thaw to occur, however it will take some time for the frost to be completely out of the profile on the greens. We will continue monitor and update the membership via email when the course will be open. The photo below, is an example of the amount of traffic that occurs from just a single foursome.
|Foot Traffic From One Foursome|
Silt Remediation #3/#4-
January has brought a long stretch of cold temperatures, a great opportunity to get some tasks completed that might be difficult to do so when the ground is soft. Led by Bryan Miller, (Horticulturalist) the Grounds team finished the last 150 yards of silt removal in the ditch along #4 to the back of the green on #3. While cleaning these areas up, numerous old drains were exposed, repaired and erosion measures were employed in many areas. The last area to improve on the ditch line will be along the fairway on #6.
|Winter Injury 2019|
|Arron and Zach|
Other Initiatives Around the Grounds-
- Preventative maintenance on all equipment
- Master Plan development
- Staff recruitment- Guest Worker Visas/ Interns
- Tree Management Program
As always, thanks for the feedback and questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.