Over the past month, 26 out of 30 days have been below average (seen below), resulting in an early November course closing. Thankfully before the snow, we were able to apply all our necessary chemical applications to protect the golf course from snow mold and desiccation. However, with the below average temperatures and persistent snow immediately following those applications, we were unable to apply our final topdressing and fertilizers on greens. Even though, there will be no negative effects to the golf course by forgoing the topdressing or fertilizing; it is a missed opportunity heading into 2019.
However, with big snow storms and frigid temperatures holding off, we have been able to take advantage of these mild winter-like conditions with projects throughout the course. Below are just some examples of what the Grounds Department have accomplished over the past month.
#5 Tee Descent – 90% Complete including Cleanup
Front of Gold/White Tee
Front of Blue/Black Tee
#8 Green Creek Silt Removal