Friday, June 5, 2015
One of the cool things about Granite Bay Golf Club is sheer volume of wildlife that inhabits the property and shares it with all of us who work and play here. Great example are the Great White Egret's that are commonplace around our naturalized lakes. These picture's were taken in the morning of a Egret that hangs out on a clump of bull rushes on a regular basis near #1 green.
I don't know if it was the same Egret but I and a group of ladies observed him or her with a huge gopher in its beak walking across the #3 tee last Tuesday 6/2/15. We need to put him on the payroll.
Monday, June 1, 2015
A typical task for your GCM department on Mondays is spiking the greens. Spiking allows necessary air to penetrate the root zone helping with surface drainage and rooting.
The holes produced by the spiking are >1/4" and do not effect putting quality especially after rolling.
The finishing touch to the process is a light top dressing, almost dusting of sand. This sand incorporates into both the vertical mowing lines and spiking holes to aid in additional smoothness.