This is the time of the year our poa trivialis in the fairways is under considerable stress. This is not
the same as poa annua that we all have been hearing about, but a species that thrives under cool moist conditions and goes dormant or dies in high temperature conditions. Poa Trivialis is used to overseed in the south dies in the summer heat just as the bermuda starts to thrive. We have been pretty lucky over the last few with the mild summers. This weekend surely has put some stress on the poa.
I have had a few discussions over this week regarding keeping carts on the paths after heavy rains. Hawks Landing does drain very well and I do everything possible to keep the water moving off the surface. But, after inches upon inches of rain there is no where for the water to drain as the soil reaches field capacity. There are many areas that are firm and there is no problem but there are many areas on the course that pose dangerous slippy conditions and excess damage or wear to the turf. As you can tell in the photo this is the exact issue I am trying to avoid.