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Course Update - August 19th 2015

There is no delay. Walking Wednesday no power carts.

Forest will open at noon.

Range will open at 10:30am   

Highway 8 east of Glencoe G&CC is open.


The Meadows Weekly Course Update August 17 to August 23

 

2015 The Meadows 27 Weekly Course Report

For August 17 to August 23, 2015

Special Notices:

  • The Meadows 18 set of greens is the oldest on site and with the age comes the most amount of Poa annua which is seeding out and has been for the last month.  Brushing of greens surfaces prior to morning mowing can help this scenario; however a pure stand of bentgrass is key in our climate.
  • The property received nearly 2” of rain between Friday and Saturday and conditions are still soft and receptive as of this Monday.
  • Putting greens were sanded this Monday for the 13th time to the Lakes/Slopes, and 12th time to the Bridges and 6 practice greens.  Vast improvement has been observed from the hail damage two weeks ago. 
  • A big thanks to our entire team that helped with course preparations for the Alberta Senior Ladies event. 
  • Bunker grass and other contaminate removal will be taking place throughout the day.  Every attempt to not interrupt play is taken, however at times is quite challenging to get the job done. 
  • Thistle removal is ongoing throughout the property.  Most visible areas will continue to be addressed first.

The Lakes Review 

  • Pond levels are currently high and the creek is flowing steadily as the system levels out.  It will drop as the week progresses.

The Slopes Review  

  • All bunkers on this nine required significant works in being repaired.  A major focus will continued to be directed towards making these bunkers as playable as possible.

The Bridges Review

  • Greens on this nine will be rolled when deemed necessary to match speeds to the Lakes and Slopes.  This is currently happening twice a week.
  • Brush clearing will continue along pond banks and creek crossings for the remainder of the season.

Practice Facility

  • The east tee has improved with the tweak of manual sanding divot patterns only and not broadcasting the sand.  Please use utilize divot runway pattern which will be beneficial for divot recovery and better quality hitting surface for the rest of the season.
  • This Wednesday will be a great opportunity to address details that have been difficult to with the minimal maintenance windows over the past few weeks.

Landscape Management

  • Fine tuning the irrigation system has been ongoing.  Sprinkler head levelling has been taking place and is important to increasing the efficiency of the system. 

 

Have a great week and hope it brings a stretch of great weather for the game of golf, and course maintenance.

 

Respectfully Submitted by

Chris Paterson, AAGS

Accredited Assistant Golf Superintendent, Meadows 27


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