Course “Clippings”
April, 2018 

       Springtime is here, golf season has arrived, and the turfgrass is benefiting from warmer temperatures throughout the day.  Now we just need some warmer nighttime temperatures. The combined total of nighttime lows and daytime highs must equal 150 degrees or greater for it to be true Bermuda grass growing weather. 
      Along with warmer temps, we got some needed rainfall in March. Although thunderstorms bringing 3” of rain all in one day is not ideal, we will take what we can when we can.  The hard rain especially helped to wash accumulated debris out of the river. 
      We enjoyed prepping the course for the 3-Person in March, and it was great seeing a full field.  Congratulations to everyone that placed in their respective flights. 
       Looking to this month, we will sod some of the areas on the greens damaged from traffic, run-off and the elusive critter that keeps digging on #4 green.  Depending on sod availability we plan to have the damaged spots repaired by the middle of the month. 
       Lastly, we are having a raffle in the Golf Shop for an Ernie Els autographed item.  The GCSAA through its member courses is participating in raising money for the Ernie Els Foundation for Autism.  We are having a “Wear Blue” day on April 21st, and all monies raised for the raffle go directly to the Foundation.  Please join your grounds staff and fellow members in helping support this great cause. 

 

 
Trevor Ogden, MCPTM
Class A Golf Course Superintendent