Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day Update

It's been a while since our last blog posting so we would like to take this opportunity to update you on some of our latest progress.

The 5th tee complex has been re- graded since last season. This should remedy the surface drainage issues from last year. The area was sodded on Thursday and is looking much nicer.

The aerification holes have healed nicely on the greens. We began our verticutting and topdressing practice this week. This routine will be repeated every two weeks throughout the remainder of the season. This process promotes a firm, smooth putting surface. We are getting into a more 'normal' routine of mowing and rolling on the greens now that much of the spring cleanup has been completed.

The rest of the course is now growing at a rapid pace. This spring flush of growth is hard to keep up with. We run three machines non- stop through the week and the weekend mornings in an effort to keep the rough at bay.

We recently completed our audit and repair of the irrigation system. We have over 900 sprinklers on the course and found approximately 90 to be in need of repair this spring.

In the coming weeks we will begin to 'fine tune' our efforts on the course.

Wakonda was recently included in an article in the Des Moines Register. Please read it by clicking here.