Maintenance and renovation practices at the oldest 18 hole country club west of the Mississippi. Host of 1904 Gold Medal Matches in the Olympics
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday morning I walked in circles around all of our greens marking the widths of our collars. As I had mentioned in a previous post, the greens mowers will be scalping into the collars until we have the collars at the proper width for the season. We have a device below made out of two pieces of threaded rod. The handle part is bent for ease of walking the straight piece is welded together at the bottom to give us the 30" width. We then use a marking paint wheel on the inside to mark the mowing path that the green mower should follow. We will continue to dot the areas for the next few weeks to make sure we are keeping the proper width and will monitor it from time to time during the season before the heat of summer arrives when we do not want to do any scalping of turf because of its inability to recover.