This week on Saturday 9/23/23 at 02:50 AM, the 2023 Fall Equinox will be upon us.
"During an equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator”—an imaginary extension of Earth’s equator line into space. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s center passes through this line." (Farmers Almanac September 19 2023)
The fall equinox is significant for GBGC as it is the best time of the year for our cool season rough to recover from summer stresses as nighttime and daylight hours are identical and temperature's are typically cooler. Conversely our Santa Anna Hybrid Bermuda will start to slow down as the days get shorter and winter approaches. The hybrid bermuda will remain green for quite awhile, but recovery from divots will start to get slower and slower.
This is us getting started with the seeding process late summer on Thursday 8/24/23. August would be considered early for cool season turf seeding.
We had our final seed delivery this morning 9/22/23. Above represents 5 ton's of Tall Fescue seed on top of the 6 tons that has already been seeded into the golf course rough. It has been our observation that Tall Fescue germinates relatively quickly but takes a little longer to thicken up and establish as compared to Ryegrass.
Cart Traffic & Seeding
Good image of #12 and where we should be driving carts and where we should not.
Above is the same green still not rolled or topdressed. We are excited about this new aeration configuration and the process over time being transformative for our greens.