Thursday, July 26, 2012

Laying The Ground Work

Last week we had a site visit from the USGA Northwest Region Agronomist Derf Soller. This visit was attended by several Green Committee and Board Members  and served as a great informational gathering golf course tour.

The objective of this visit was to evaluate the overall condition of the golf course and our greens specifically  and to help with  future re-grassing protocols.  We are currently looking at re-grassing greens on the entire golf course at some point in the future.

Based off the success we had last season with a test green found at the practice facility we will once again be doing another green at the practice facility.  Starting August 6th we will be closing the putting green and begin a renovation and re-grassing of this green. 

Check out this post from last year showing the growing in process of the North Chipping Green. Click Here

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Moisture Meters

As always PACE Turf has great informational videos about things that take place in golf course maintenance that most players don't even realize.

We have been using the Turf Guard meters here at CCCP for the for the last four years and this season we have added the TDR300 meters to our tool belt. All I can say is that anyone who does not embrace this technology is missing the boat. Check out the video below that explains the different types of meters and the data that is collected from them.