Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Sunday, February 26, 2017

March Madness!

It is hard to believe that winter is almost over with almost no snow cover to speak of. February weather gave us a few record high temperatures and below normal precipitation. What does it all mean to the golf course and grounds operation at Hyde Park? Mother Nature has changed our plans! We began mowing, rolling raking bunkers, pressuring the irrigation system and many other tasks a month ahead of schedule. We are completing these tasks strategically with half as many people, not to mention putting the finshing touches on projects around the golf course. It has been a challenge but the staff has been very flexible to stay late and come in on weekends to get caught up!

First mowing of the greens in February ever!

 

Zoysia green-up!
Fungicide applications begin

It won't be long before the Aerification of the putting surfaces will commence, we hope to complete in March however, it will dependent on weather and soil condtions.

The staff and I continue to move forward with many projects including:

Dan and Pat placing the fan

Minor details to wrap up on turf fan installation on 14

Fence installation on 14 to replace ailing cable line fence

Before
After

Behind the first green: Drainage installation and regrading was employed to help with this extremely wet area. The tree removal will also help with added air movement to this green site. This site has been seeded and will maintained as a "high rough area"

Plenty of ground water!
Drainage install

Other initiatives that we are focusing on include:

  • Staff hiring and training
  • Arrival of Turfgrass Interns
  • Refurbishing of accessories
  • Preventative maintenance on all equipment
  • Spring tennis court resurfacing
  • Planning related to the Legacy Project

As always we look forward to you're feedback and questions. Please email us grounds@hydeparkcc.com or follow us on twitter @pobrienhpgcc

 

Thank-you,

 

Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superientendent

 

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