Spring is in the air!

Well, here we are in April and it already feels like summer. In the business of golf, you are always at the mercy of the weather. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad. With these crazy weather patterns we have experienced, the grass doesn’t even know what to do. As most of you know, we decided not to overseed the greens this year due to a resistant strain of Poa Annua which was extremely difficult to control with conventional chemicals. If we had overseeded the greens, it would have been almost impossible to control and allow for good putting surfaces.  The practice of not overseeding the greens usually allows for a smoother transition to full Bermuda grass greens. Unfortunately, there is always a transition period. This year was no exception. The extremely mild winter coupled with an outbreak of several difficult to prevent and control diseases created an undesirable transition. Working with Dr. Martin of Clemson University, we were able to identify and treat the pathogens and are well on our way to full recovery. This, coupled with a lot of TLC, has allowed the greens to recover rapidly, back to the standard that we strive for. The greens will be Penny Branch fast for the tournament this weekend.   This being said, thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you on the links. Image

 

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