We have an excellent staff this year, I am sure you have also noticed the attention to detail by the quality of the golf course. This week these guys have been walking a lot. Double cutting greens then turning around to hand mow tees or rake bunkers, is only about 15 miles. There are a few guys who have been doing this each day this week. They take a lot of pride in preparing the course daily for you and your guests. Feel free to shoot them a thanks, while you are playing it is greatly appreciated by all, they always have a smile when they tell me someone said the golf course is in good shape.
With all the extra mowing and rolling it is time we give the greens a little break and think about plant health, we will be needle tining,(see photo, tine is smaller than a pen)
verticutting and topdressing the front nine greens, Monday and then will complete the back nine greens on Tuesday next week. This will allow much needed oxygen into the soil profile.
I hope that you and your guest enjoy our invitational and good luck.