Sunday, May 18, 2008

Starting to Roll

Over the last several weeks the green speeds have slowly crept up to a more normal range that you have been accustomed to over the years. As you are aware the Green Committee and Board of Governors requested that additional fertility be applied to the greens so that the non existent thatch layer could be re-established.

The idea behind this is to grow some minimal thatch, so that there will be an improved resiliency to the ball impact on the green surface. This combined with reduction of water applied to the greens in general will also help with ball impact. The additional fertilizer that is being applied will also help with ball mark recovered by supplying the plant the additional food it needs to more rapidly repair itself.