Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Finally Green Grass!

Vic East Practice Green March 18, 2015
The snow is finally melting. It always seems to take longer for the snow to melt out on the golf course than in town. The big concern on everyone's mind is the condition of the greens. As we all remember too well, last spring was the worst year for winter kill due to ice damage at many golf courses. I have been waiting to post a blog until now because I am never sure how the greens are going to turn out until the snow melts. Even now I am not completely sure how the greens overwintered because I can only see portions of them. What I can tell you is that what I have seen looks pretty good. I am not surprised because although this winter was bitter cold we did not have the accumulation of ice like we had
Assistant Superintendent Chris Shuurmans taking core samples
from 9th green - March 16, 2015

Channels through the snow on 9th green to allow for water to
quickly run off the green during melt - March 16,2015

Unfortunately the weather is cool for the rest of the week and the rest of the snow will take some time melting. There fore it will take another week or two to really asses the condition of the greens.
Until next time..