Allister MacKenzie

“A golf course should be made interesting and a good test of golf by the tilt of the greens and the character of the undulations.”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fairway Seeding

The past aeration went very well and the greens are healing up ahead of schedule.  We slit seeded #1 and #9 fairway during aeration and the results are very positive.  We accumulated another .5" of rain over the weekend and the forecast looks like we are going to get another rain event Friday and Saturday.

We have decided to move forward and slit seed the rest of the fairways.  We are optimistic with a few long days most of the fairways will be completed this week.  The process will involve slit seeding, top-dressing, dragging and fertilizing the remaining fairways.  We believe with favorable weather over the next 14 days this process will fill in many areas void of turf and improve playability through the winter.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this process may cause.

slit seed #11 fairway today

12 days after slit seed #9 fairway

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Aeration

The golf course is closed today and tomorrow for aeration.  We will be aerating the greens, tees and approaches.  We need several more days of rain before we will consider seeding the fairways.  If given the right conditions we will utilize our new seeder in the fairways and not aerate.  Seeding the fairways two directions with the new seeder will give us the best opportunity to fill in the fairways with the least amount of disruption to members and golfers.  The use of the new seeder this Fall would not substitute future aerations next season.  We are also utilizing these days to trim several trees along #1 and #9.  We thank you for your support during these important maintenance days.  See you on Wednesday.