I hope everyone is having a great day now that we finally get to see the sun. I do realize that this information is in short notice, but there are a lot of instances I must move in a reactive fashion. Due to the amount of rain we have received and the rain we are set to receive at some point Friday, I have a window to do some much-needed extra work on our greens. I will be sending out the vertical mowers after we mow tomorrow morning. If I am able, I will double-verticut and top-dress all greens. I will put enough sand down, that I will have to brush it in afterwards. After brushing I will roll the greens and change the cups. This process should take up most of the morning and a little time after lunch. This process will remove thatch, thin the canopy, and also help break up some of the algae that is a result of our recent weather conditions. The greens will be in good shape for the MGA event that will take place tomorrow evening.
Friday morning, I will roll again and see if we need to do any more dragging of the sand. I will be putting down a granular fertilizer before the rain. I will also take the time Friday morning to get some new seed on number 1 green. At that time, I will decide how much of that green to rope off, so we have the best chance for the seed to germinate. I apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you all for your support and cooperation.
Golf Course Superintendent
Clarksville Country Club