What a great time of the fall I love these cool days and the golf course is in really great shape right now.
We are still working our way around core aerating the approaches as well as some tees for the second time. We completed the back nine and all but 6,7,8 as of today. looks like by next Wednesday we will finally be done. The tees have mostly recovered especially the ones that were done 3 weeks ago and are much firmer now, we still have some work to do on the maroon and whites since there is so much organic matter on these tees but they are much improved. In the spring we will do the same process which really should get us close to removing the amount of organic matter that is causing us the problems with water filtration, dryness and stability.
We have also started to mow the fescue this week. Being so dry right now is prefect timing. This will allow us to mow without clumping up any grass and get off to a good start in the spring with our chemical control measures This fall I have noticed a lot of foxtail weed in some areas. This spring I did not spray a pre-emergent to control crabgrass and foxtail but next year I will spray for these weeds.