As for the Agronomy Department, things have been just as busy. De-thatching and aerification has been completed on all of the green surrounds and approaches, as well as a heavy sand topdressing applied to all approaches, which should grow in nicely over the next couple weeks. Our version of "fraze" mowing has been completed on tee tops on #1, #10, #11 and #12, with a layer of new sand floated out and smoothed. The Bermuda should begin regenerating and filling in the tee tops within the next few weeks. De-thatching and aerification of the rough and fairways has begun, and will continue for the next couple of weeks. Cleanup is extensive but the process is critical for a healthy Bermuda base.
|Rough shaping of the new putting green|
|Core out of #10 green|
|Stockpile of sand taken from practice facility. This will be used later in the summer to topdress fairways|
|Verti-cut unit on #1 rough|
|#1 fairway after de-thatching, aerification and cleanup|
|Removing the top layer of turf and thatch on tee tops|
|#10 tee once complete of turf removal, aerification and the addition of sand|