Course Update - Nov. 11
We have been mowing the greens with our new John Deere E-Cut Hybrid Greens Mowers for two weeks now. The new John Deere mowers are producing a very smooth and true cut. We lowered the Height of Cut (HOC) on the new mowers to .130 for Thursday’s cut. Our green speed is about 10 feet 6 inches on the Stimpmeter. Our green speed is still slightly lower than I would like for this time of year. We will continue to double-cut the greens daily and roll the greens 3-4 times a week until our average green speed reaches 11 feet on the Stimpmeter. A Stimpmeter is a gauge used to measure green speed.
On Monday, Nov. 7 we applied fertilizer on the entire golf course.
On Monday, we also lightly top-dressed and applied a potash fertilizer to the greens.
We will start to apply our yearly fire ant bait at the end of the week. This process usually takes about a week.
Golf Course Care
The greens are soft and it is very important to fix your ball mark and any other you see while you are on the putting surface.
Please fill your divot level or slightly lower than the edge of the turf. Remember, no dumping sand in a pile. Knock in the sides of the divot and fill just below the turf line and smooth with your foot.
Golf carts should always be in the center of the path -- not half on the path and half off.
Please take care to rake out all your foot prints after you have been in the bunkers.