First of all, I apologize for my late blog on this subject. The greens have been recovering. Most of the greens are completely filled in. A few greens still have small patchy spots. You can see in the picture on the left our ninth green still has some thin areas. Jason Sewell our course superintendent has been working hard trying to promote growth in these areas while at the same time having all the greens open and maintaining them for good ball roll and speed. Some golf courses have decided not to open the greens as soon as we did and if they did open the greens they may be mowed much higher to allow the newly seeded grasses to mature. Being a public golf course we found that not to be a viable option. The difference between the two management procedures is that the courses that remained closed much longer than we did will probably have more creeping bentgrass in their greens which is a good thing. We will continue to top dress with sand, spike or aerate with small tines, and plug out any remaining bad areas.
I want to thank all the members and public who have been patient throughout this process.
Until Next time…. David