Wednesday, July 2, 2008


If you look at the approaches throughout the course you will see many areas with spots of discolored turf. These areas are beginning to show signs of significant drought stress due to a reduction in water applied.
Localized Dry Spots

This is part of the overall shift in course maintenance that now emphasizes playability over lush green conditions.

The approach areas have been modified over several years of intense aerification and topdressing that allows them to better handle the current conditions they are under. In many ways the approaches are now maintained as an extension of the greens surface in order to achieve the necessary firmness required.