The staff continues to be very busy in preparation for next season, much work has been completed on the putting surfaces with added sand topdressings, deeptine aeration and next week with the help of a contractor we will complete the process of sand injection into the profile. The DryJect process utilizes high pressure water to inject sand into the rootzone http://www.dryject.com/howitworks/one-hour-challenge/
-- How it works!
The greens at Hyde Park were constructed in the early 1920's of native soil material that does not drain well and does not provide an ideal environment for healthy Turfgrass growth. Over the years with consistent discipline cultural practices (sand topdressing, deep time aeration and cultivation) the underlying profile is becoming much more sandier, allowing for air to the roots and a surface that is firmer and consistent.
Each year, we test the physical properties of the underlying profile to see if our cultural practices are moving in a positive direction. On November 8th, we will begin the DryJect process, it will be finished on Wednesday the 9th. The course will be open however, when the machines are on a green it will be closed. If your had clicked on the link above you can see the that it takes about an hour per green and the finished product is smooth and very playable!
If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Grounds@hydparkcc.com
Thank-you for your patience,