Superintendent’s Blog

Tree Removal

Since I have been at SBCC we have removed a lot of trees and there are many reasons for this and I want to explain some of them in this post. The main reason for tree removal is safety because when I arrived we had a lot of dead trees. Some of this was due […]

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Bunker Project

We have completed the Better Billy Bunker portion of the bunker project and I’m very pleased with how it went. We started by removing all sand and digging down to where the drainage is which in our case is lake level. We then fixed all the drainage and replaced the old with new. After that […]

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2017 In Review

2017 was a great year for SBCC.  We were able to accomplish many projects and improve the overall condition of the golf course.  Below is a list of the projects we accomplished on the golf course which all helped the goal of SBCC. 1)We removed 110 trees that were dead along with others that were […]

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#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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Today
Array°/25°
Wednesday
39°/25°
Thursday
35°/19°
Friday
40°/31°
Saturday
46°/35°