Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A recent addition to the Grounds Crew at Hyde Park

The grounds staff have been busy putting a few finishing touches on the already perfect clubhouse decorations. Have a safe and Happy Holiday season!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tee Renovations

The Ground's staff and I have recently completed the leveling and reshaping of tees on Holes 7 (Middle tee), 10, 17 and the forward tee on #13 was shifted to allow for improved playability. All the work was completed in-house by the grounds staff. The process involved:

  • Stripping the existing tee surface and surrounds of all turf

  • Tilling the surfaces to a 3" depth

  • Leveling the tee surface and reshaping the surrounds

  • Addition of drainage where needed

  • Laying the bentgass sod back on the tee surface

  • Regrassing of the tee surround with turf type tall fescue sod

Long-term, with the help of the Golf Course Architect (Tim Liddy) and Ground’s Committee, all the tees will be addressed with respect to placement, size, shape and playability. This may include additional forward and back tees. Below are few photos from the fall renovations.


Pat O’Brien
Grounds Superintendent

#7 After

#17 During Renovation

#10 During Renovation

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Welcome to the HPGCC Grounds Department Blog

Welcome to the Hyde Park Grounds Department blog! This new initiative was started to continue to improve the communications within the club. This forum will provide information on key events on the golf course, educational tools on golf course and turfgrass management as well as creating a forum for questions.  We hope that you enjoy the blog, and maybe you can even follow us on twitter.


Pat O’Brien
Grounds Superintendent

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snow Cover

The cold weather has returned to Cincinnati very rapidly this season. What does this mean for the turf at Hyde Park? Snow Cover especially on the Zoysia grass fairways is a pleasant sight to see. Meyer Zoysia has one of the highest cold tolerances for a warm season grass. With that said, it is a warm season grass, extreme temperatures and desiccation can cause plant injury. Snow cover can help insulate the turfgrass plant from the extreme temperatures and wind. So let it Snow!!!

Pat O'Brien
Grounds Superintendent