#12 @ Wild Horse

#12 @ Wild Horse

Friday, September 9, 2016

Business as Usual

Not much to report at Wild Horse other than we are moving quickly into fall which means the turf and golfing conditions are nearing their prime.  We have finished aerating fairways, tees and collars and the turf is healed up and looking good.  We won't aerate greens until October 3 so you have plenty of time to get in a great round here at Wild Horse under ideal conditions.

We have been pleased with the course conditions for the whole year, but maybe you have seen something we need to address.  Sometimes feedback is necessary to get better or address a situation we may have missed.  So if something seems amiss let us know so we can try to do better. jmahar@live.com

There is still plenty to do before the snow flies but the hectic summer season is slowing down for our maintenance team.  As mowing slows down for the season, we have other tasks to keep us busy.  We plan to mow down some more rough in October to allow some of the cool season natives a chance to get going early next spring and just to clean up the extra "hay" the rain made this year!  Also you will probably notice me on the sprayer a lot this fall as it is the time when we target poa annua and poa trivialis (unwanted grasses).   But every spray is not full of pesticides as many applications will be foliar fertilizer to boost turf health as we head into winter.  Also there will be a few bunkers that need excavated and refilled with new sand as they are starting to get too "dirty" from rain runoff that carries sediment into them.  Also we hope to get some more irrigation tweaks done before winter. 

We as a maintenance team hope we have added to your experience here at Wild Horse by providing a fun, well conditioned course to play on this year and will continue to look for ways to improve the course and your golfing experience.