Superintendent’s Blog

#7 Rough

We have made a lot of improvements to the course this winter but one that I believe will make a significant impact is the area to the right of number 7.  In the rough on the right side we have always had the area where golfers had the possibility of taking an unplayable or even […]

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Chemical & Fertilizer Deliveries & Storage

This is the time of the year that we receive the shipments of chemical for the year ahead.  These orders are placed the year prior in October because by doing that we save anywhere from 5-10% which makes a big difference when your ordering big amounts of chemical and fertilizer.  I plan out the entire […]

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New Tee Markers

Our old tee markers were in rough shape and we wanted a more personal feel for the tee markers this year so we decided to make our own.  We bought the wood and made a few cuts so that we had a slanted edge to display the logo.  Next we painted them the proper colors […]

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Aerification

This past Monday we both deep tined the greens and solid tined the greens and everything went as planned.  We had a little rain in the morning that slowed the process a little bit but after that it was smooth sailing.  In past years we have deep tined the greens as well as pulled cores. […]

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Frost!!

It has been a crazy start to the year for weather and with that we have had some frost days late into the season.  When frost is present we will delay play until the frost has melted. We do this to prevent damage that affects the quality of the playing surface and could potentially be […]

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Rutgers Professional Turf Managemnt Year 2

  I returned back at the gorgeous South Bend Country Club in late March and have been busy ever since. I would like to start off by thanking everyone who was part of allowing me to attend my final year at Rutgers University. The second winter session was a huge success! I was elected to […]

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Irrigation Project

It has been a great winter for working on the irrigation project.  To date we have all of the main line pipes installed on the course.  These are the 6,8,10 and 12 inch pipes that supply water to each golf hole.  The installation went well for the most part and now once the weather breaks they […]

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Big Cup Outing

On September 28th we will be having an outing to send Jon Oppenheim back to school for his final year of turf schooling.  We had a great turnout last year and we appreciate the great amount of support we had for the event.  This year we will be doing a big cup tournament for the […]

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Watering The Golf Course

During the summer months irrigation and watering the course is everything to maintaing the golf course.  Many days you are gambling when watering parts of the golf course and some areas may be too wet and take two more steps and it may be too dry.  As you know the irrigation system here is from […]

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Too Much Rain!!

Well as you might have assumed we recieved a bunch of rain this morning all at once.  For ten minutes the rain rate was 7.89 inches per hour as shown in the picture below on our rain gauge.  The total amount we recieved was 2.25 inches and that’s a lot for our pumps to keep […]

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Today
87°/66°
Monday
87°/69°
Tuesday
77°/58°
Wednesday
74°/50°
Thursday
72°/50°