The cold and wet weather continued this week, frustrating both golfers and maintenance team members alike. After nearly six months of winter weather, residents of southeastern Wisconsin and its turgrass could use some warmer temperatures. Fortunately, the course did survive the winter with only very isolated patches of damaged turf, unlike courses throughout many other parts of the country. Even though the weather has been less than ideal, the maintenance staff has been busy preparing the course for the golf season. While course access has been limited to walking due to continued wet conditions, we have utilized our time to prepare other areas of the course so that we can dedicate our entire team to course conditioning practices and mowing once we finally dry out.
|9 White Green|
|Blue Nine Bathroom Water Suppply|
Since course access has been limited, staff has continued knocking off punch list items in preparation for Memorial Day. All bunkers on the Red and Blue Nines were edged. The White Nine bunkers will be edged next week. The seeded stump holes have finally germinated, in large part due to the insulating covers. We will remove the covers and hand mow all forty-five of these areas in the coming week. While we will apply a broadleaf herbicide to the entire rough next week, we were able to sneak out and treat all bunker edges with a combination of post and preemergent control. It is no secret to most homeowners that the past winter was very hard on most evergreen trees and shrubs. Due to the extensive damage, many plants at the club's main entrance were replaced under the guidance of staff horticulturist Susie Jushka.
|Broadleaf and Preemergent Control|
|Plant Installation at Club Entrance|