Maintenance and renovation practices at the oldest 18 hole country club west of the Mississippi. Host of 1904 Gold Medal Matches in the Olympics
Monday, August 20, 2012
We were not able to complete our normal fairway aeration after the member guest due to the extreme heat and drought conditions. With the change in temperature ans some added rainfall, we are beginning our aeration today. We are using our rough aerator which has only about half the spacing as our fairway aerator. Due to the dry conditions, large number of fairy rings, and heavy reliance on city water that is of pour quality for turf, we have a number of areas that have localized dry spots. The soil has become hydrophobic and repels water. For the future health of our fairways, I did not want to go into fall and early winter with warm season turf not accepting water. This could lead to permanent damage I will post additional pictures during the day as the operation proceeds.