Course Update

In my last Course Update 10 days ago we were talking about the US Open rough we’ve managed to establish here at Springville CC. And 10 days later we’re still talking about it. This week for the first time we managed to get all the rough cut and start over. As you may have noticed with your own lawn this spring you could cut twice to three times to keep it under control. Unfortunately we lost a day of mowing this week due to the rain early in the week and our plan is to have it under control by end of next week. We currently have our staff in place with the exception of a gardener but fear not your Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent are well practiced in the are of art of turf and ornamentals, annuals and perennials. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see the flowers going in this week I have attached a photo of Nick and the lads planting along the walkway and in front of the clubhouse. You can look forward to the return of the pots and hanging baskets at the the clubhouse and pro-shop as well as the addition of hanging baskets at all rain shelters and rest rooms.

After much discussion with Dave Thomas and feed back from our members in regards to our bunker rake placement we will abide by the the USGA Recommendations of outside the bunker. So please once you have raked out please place your rake parallel to the edge and outside of the bunker. I apologize for not having a divot bottle stand at the turn as promised. It is currently on back order so please feel free as you make the turn to grab a fresh bottle at the cart barn. Remember it is preferred to replace your divot at all times but should you strike the ball thin use the divot mix to fill the void. Divot mix should only be used on tees, fairways and approaches. Please have a safe holiday and see you on the golf course.

Course Update

It is amazing how a few thunder storms and warmer temperatures can jump start mother nature. I spoke with Pete Jantzi and Jack Roetzer yesterday on hole eleven. They very kindly voiced their concerns about the height of the rough. I assured them by tomorrow we will have it under control. Our goal this week is to have the golf course shinning by the weekend. The inch of rain we recieved slowed us down a little, but all three rough mowers were up and running. Yesterday we managed to weedwhip around and edge all bunkers, and today we started to weedwhip all areas in play ( trees, tee signs, ball washers, etc). I have purposely held off on growth regulator on Fairways and Tees. This has given the turf a chance to recover from the winter snow mold dessiccation and with the turf feeding on what remains of a late fall 2017 fertilization it has worked. Fairways and Tees will be sprayed with regulator this week, and as we deplete the nitrogen applied last fall we will fertilize again before the end of the month.

Course Update

Thank you all again for your patience while we made it through another greens aerification this week . The warm weather and last night’s thunder storm has helped to wash the sand and fertilizer into the root zone. This will make for a very quick recovery. Expect to see most, if not all aerification holes filled in by the middle of next week. The lads finished up edging bunkers yesterday and they look and play fantastic. Next week we will fix the drain tile on the front greenside bunker on 16. Also next week we will have the divot sand mixed up and in bottles ready to go. Please remember it is always preferred that your divot be replaced and remember to fix your ball mark and one other.