Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Thursday, November 17, 2011

#14 Tee Improvements

The renovations on the 14th tee have recently been completed with excellent results. The scope of the work included:leveling, reshaping, and the addition of drainage in the surrounds. The next tee that will be addressed is #16.



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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

#14 Tee Improvements


The Grounds Staff have just finished the rough grade and drainage on the surrounds of the tee on #14. The teeing surface has been covered with the anticipated rain for tomorrow. With any luck from Mother Nature the rain will be limited, and the staff will begin to level the teeing surface tomorrow.

Thank-you,

Pat O’Brien
Grounds Superintendent

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tee Improvements #14



Today, we began placing grade stakes in the 14th tee, outlining the new shape and alignment of the anticipated tees. Work will continue next week, the hole will be open but a temporary tee will be in place.

Thank-you,

Pat O’Brien
Grounds Superintendent

Patriot Bermudagrass Practice Tee Trial Results

Throughout the summer months, the turfgrass interns have used the test plot of Patriot Bermudagrass on the practice tee to study the recuperative capacity, specifically divot recovery in comparison to the existing Creeping Bentgrass on the rest of the tee. As expected, the Patriot Bermudagrass has shown excellent recovery rates and playability during a summer of extreme conditions. We would like to continue to monitor the plot throughout the winter months and into the spring to examine how well the bemudagrass stands-up to cold and wet conditions.

One of the concerns with the fast growing capabilities of the bermudagrass, is the possibility of it spreading into the roughs and fairways. This spring, the grounds department will be adding another test plot of Meyer Zoysia grass to further explore the possibility of utilizing this turfgrass on the practice tee. Also, in the spring there will be new practice mats at the practice facility for use when soil conditions are too wet and to reduce wear on the teeing surface.

To view a more detailed assessment of Patriot Bermudagrass on the practice tee, please click here.

Thank you,


Thomas Baillie and Dan Lawendowski
Turfgrass Interns

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tee Renovation #11-Update



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The Grounds Staff recently finished the renovations to the 11th tee. The scope of the work included; reshaping, alignment, leveling and sodding of the surrounds with a turf-type Tall Fescue/ Kentucky bluegrass blend. The bentgrass on the teeing surface was removed and re-used on the new level surface. The tee will be closed for the remainder of the year to ensure adequate rooting for the 2012 season. Please see the attached photos documenting various stages of this project.

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Next week, the Grounds Staff will begin work on the 14th tee. The scope of the work on #14 is very similar to the work completed on #11.


Thank-you,

Pat O’Brien
Grounds Superintendent