Thursday, June 4, 2015
What a difference a month makes!
This is 7 green on April 29 and May 29. Sorry for the blurry pic but you can see the dramatic difference. While there are still some blemishes the green looks much better! At times during the recovery it seems like no progress is being made until you look back a week or even a month. This shows how particularly bad our situation was. When there is more dead than alive you have some serious issues!
It has been a trying time from the disappointment of losing the greens to the struggle with weather difficulties during May but we think we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I appreciate the support and encouragement many of you have given and want to recognize all my crew for their hard work. I want to give extra kudos to Taylor Walker who nearly single handedly sodded and patched most of our dead spots! That is over 1000 sq. feet of sod and 4000 plugs!!!
The greens have not made it all the way back to full recovery but each day we are seeing improvement and think within a couple of weeks we will be 95% healed (about 75% now). The greens are still a bit shaggy and inconsistent but we are starting to manage them in a more normal manner now and the putting quality should improve in the next couple of weeks.
As for the rest of the course it is looking great. I said we have 69 acres of great turf and 1 acre bad but it was the bad that was in the most important spots! Just like you- we cant wait to get to that 70 acres of good!