It seems a little longer, but it was just a little over a month ago that we started aggressively aerifying our primary rough followed by a substantial seeding of the areas with Tall Fescue. The seeding process was a great success as we experienced rapid germination and establishment throughout the golf course. Thanks for enduring cart restrictions & ropes & signs & and wetter then ideal conditions. These restraints and nuisance's were necessary to achieve the results we are currently watching unfold before our eyes.
Cooler weather is on the horizon which will allow us to further cut back the irrigation on these new seedlings. The most mature seedlings are just twenty days old on the front nine and just two weeks old on the back nine. Therefore we are still going to ask cart operators to use the gates to enter and exit the golf holes and when driving on the hole we'll ask that you drive on the fairway turf only. This will go a long way to helping this turf establish and mature further.
On Monday 10/24/22 we will be overseeding the tee tops. We are not planning on an aggressive procedure so the only thing members will notice this week is a little extra sand. Next week and beyond you will notice the new fresh seedlings, which will be the turf we will be teeing off of all winter long.
Enjoy some current pictures below and thanks again for your efforts in helping get our primary rough recovered from summer setbacks.
A lot of fescue seed was sliced into established rough which we will continue for the next few Septembers & Octobers in an attempt to convert all of our rough into a more heat and drought tolerant tall fescue stand of turf.
|tall fescue coming up in the bank behind #4 tee. This fescue was seeded into a hybrid bermuda bank so we will see how the two co-exist.|
Close-up of the higher height of cut, only 1+ year old Santa Anna Hybrid Bermuda.
Another look at the hybrid bermuda with a raised height of cut.
#3 Tee after overseeding and watering in of the associated seed and topdressing.
Close-up of the tee turf on #3 Tee after overseeding and topdressing.