Tuesday, October 5, 2010

First Frost

The last couple of days we've experienced some light frost in the rough.  The frost was not heavy enough to cause a delay but is a gentle reminder that colder morning temperatures could begin to affect start times in the next few weeks for our early playing members.  The average frost date in our area usually occurs around October 7-10 so we are not too early with the first frost.  The first killing frost(when temperatures go below 32 degrees) for St. Louis is around November 1st.  The earliest killing frost on record was September 28, 1942 and the latest occurred last year on November 27th.  Since temperatures are going to moderate over the next 7-10 days, I will wait for a couple of weeks to discuss frost delays and why we have them. 

In the meantime, enjoy the great weather we are going to experience over the next few days.  Greens are fast and getting faster with our 3rd week of verticutting, sanding, brushing and mowing.  Additional growth regulators have been applied to reduce overall growth and to begin to slow poa annua.

Frost on the rough near the Sassafras tree and #2 tee on Monday

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