|Portable Sprinkler In Rough On 7 Red|
Due to the dry conditions and warmer than normal temperatures, unirrigated portions of the golf course have turned dormant. Dormant turf will recover with the onset of rain and cooler temperatures, however these areas are more susceptible to wear and tear from golf cart traffic and simply provide a less than desireable appearance. Additionally, the trees located in these areas are placed under increased stress due to the lack of water.
In order to assist these areas with recovery, NSCC dedicates one employee to placing portable sprinklers in these areas on a daily basis. Our employee, Miguel, has remained dilligent over the last couple months by nurturing acres of rough through these challenging conditions. Miguel's day consists of hauling around thirty 100' sections of 1" hose and 15 sprinklers around the golf course on a rotating basis. Each morning Miguel begins at 5AM and finishes around 2:30 PM. Without Miguel's dedication, the roughs would be crispy and dormant. The picture below illustrates the importance of the portable sprinklers in the rough. Don't hesitate to acknowledge Miguel's hard work if you see him on the course.
|Contrast Between Irrigated and Unirrigated Rough|