- Less chemical applications since the approaches are now zoysia. This will reduce our overall chemical use which is good for the environment.
- Zoysia requires less water which will make the approaches more firm and allows the ball to release forward onto the green instead of hitting the more heavily watered bent grass approach and stopping.
- Our collars are mowed with a walk mower which takes more time to mow than the riding mower we can use on the approaches. We have converted them to a single pass mow which reduces labor which can used on other areas of the course.
We still have larger approaches on 7, 13, and 15 that will be completed over the next couple of weeks. We reduced the size of 2 and 11 a few years ago but they are still larger than the single lap collars we have converted. We will attempt to remove these if time allows. If we run out of time, they will be worked on this fall.
|Staff continue to lay more sod on 10.|
|This is a before with the old bent grass being stripped off by the sod cutter.Tom is cutting the bent grass sod into pieces so it could used again on damaged collars.|
|Staff in front of 3 green on the collar removing bermuda infested and thin turf.|
|New bent grass sod in its place. We saved nearly 400 linear feet of bent grass to use on our collars.|