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Golf Course Update...

It seems that weather has been the topic of choice throughout the 2011 golf season. It certainly has been a season of extremes. Currently we are preparing for yet another onslaught of rain. Even a brief shower brings water to the surface, puddling on fairways, tees and some greens is evidence of the saturation point. Environment Canada is forecasting up to 50mm of rain between Tuesday night and Thursday afternoon. What does this mean to the golf course? What this means is that we will be under water! Current conditions are making it difficult for even daily maintenance to be completed. Today we are mowing everything that we possibly can. Growth has yet to slow down as we have not had cold temperatures or even a frost yet. Cart traffic has been severely limited in the past few weeks due to the saturation of the soil. We understand that this causes issues for players requiring carts, but the golf course simply cannot handle the cart traffic in these conditions. The wet conditions are a …

October dates to note....

I just wanted to make note of a couple of dates this month that we will doing some cultural practices on our greens...
Tuesday, October 11th- Topdressing
Monday, October 24th- Heavy topdressing and Deeptine aeration
*During the Deeptine operation the greens will be closed and the pins will be put into the approaches, once the green is finished, it will be reopened.

*As the weather allows us, we will doing some cultural practices(topdressing,verticutting, etc) to our tees and approaches and fairways.