Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fairy Ring

Over the past couple of weeks, a series of rings have been visible on the putting surfaces and in the fairways. In some cases these areas have even produced mushrooms. These symptoms are consistent with a soil borne pathogen called Fairy Ring. The following video from PACE turf (2010) gives an detailed explanation of fairy ring. Each year fairy ring is targeted with fungicide and wetting agent applications to reduce severity. Currently we are treating the greens with curative applications along with increased hand watering to these specific areas to reduce wilting of the rings.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tree Pruning

Tree pruning continues across the golf course this week, there is still a tremendous amount of dead limbs that need to be removed particularly in the ailing Pin Oaks across the golf course. Specific areas that will that will be pruned include Holes 1, 8, 13, 17 and 18. The clean-up will be finished by early Thursday, in time for weekend play.