The bermudagrass area of the driving range tee is now open for practice. The turf in this area will only get better as the temperatures increase. The back section of the tee will be aerated and overseeded today to make sure the turf is as dense as possible for the fall when the bermuda goes into dormancy.
This week on the course we spent A LOT of time catching up on mowing. We received over 4” of rain in the last the last 2 weeks weeks. We also found some time to repair the power wire for our well on #4. This well is vital to make sure we have an adequate water supply for the dry weather that will soon be upon us.
I am glad to say that the rough is finally back in the condition our customers expect. There was a significant amount of turf loss last fall from disease and grub damage. Very happy to see all of our hardwork last fall with the overseeding paid off.
The greens on the golf course were topdressed on Monday. The amount of sand applied was very light. We were able to sneak in this treatment and fertilize the greens before the rain struck on Tuesday. Pushing to get both of these practices done before the rain will minimize any disruption to our customers on the greens when the weather breaks at the end of the week.
The topdressing will help encourage the leaf blades on the greens to grow vertically or stand up to allow a better cut. The sand will also fill in the voids from aeration and the verti cut from the previous week. By the time we mow a few times and roll the greens will be right back on track for the prime part of the golfing season.
The maintenance staff spent the better part of last week on landscaping around the new patio. New beds were created and plants were installed. The contractor who did all of the new stone work on the patio also created some new areas that will help with traffic around the clubhouse. There is a new paver cart path directly outside of the west clubhouse entrance to help aid arriving customers dodge customers on the turn. This area has always been a bottleneck and now there is a solution. The cart path between the clubhouse and the putting green was also widened 3 feet to allow for traffic to pass easily.
This photo was taken on the putting green side, closest to #10 tee. All landscaping has been complete and looks great!
It has been 3 weeks now since we aerated the greens. They are 90% healed and we will be verticutting them this week to improve the ball roll. This verti-cut will allow the grass blades to stand up, promoting density and better ball roll due to less friction.
Lastly, the bermuda on the front 2/3 of the driving range tee has greened up well so far. This warm season turf will definitely need some 80 degree temps to promote consistent growth before we can open it back up. The target date is mid May.
The greens on the golf course were topdressed earlier this week. We were not able to fill all of the holes because the turf was already filling back in. The greens still need 7-10 more days to heal completely, but they are rolling pretty well.
We received some great rain this week and the seedlings in the rough will begin to grow and fill in voids. It will take almost one more month unitl the rough bounces back to its desired density. The staff also spread 20 tons of new sand into the bunkers this week. The new sand will take some time to blend in and lies will improve as time goes by. We add the new sand to make sure that the entire area of each bunker on the golf course has the same amount of sand. We always intend to give our customers uniform conditions from hole to hole.
This coming week on the course we will continue to focus on our irrigation system to make sure it is ready for the upcoming summer demands. Native areas will be sprayed for broadleaf weeds. Fertilizer will be spread wall to wall this coming week and the turf should respond great.
This week we aerated the greens on the golf course. We used very small tines and the greens are rolling true. The aeration holes were not backfilled with sand this week. We had some setbacks with our irrigation system and the abnormal temperatures prohibited us from completing all of the tasks this week. Topdressing will begin on Monday April 15th.
Hoping to catch some much needed rain tonight and tomorrow to help all of the turf on the course complete the green up process. Enjoy your round this weekend!
Even Bojangles was able to help out with the process!
Last year in March we had 10+ days where the temperature exceeded 70 degrees. 4 of those days were even in the 80’s! But, this March has been a different story. Things will begin to green up and grow as the temperatures rise over the next few weeks.
Carts are back off of the path and we are hitting off of the grass on the driving range. I would like to thank all of the customers who visited us over the off season for their patience with these two matters. We were able to avoid any excess damage that would have lingered well into the prime golfing season.
Aeration for the greens on the golf course will be performed on April 8-10. We will be using very small tines to help keep disruption to a minimum. Waverly Woods will be extending a discount during the first week of this process. I will be posting more regular updates now that the weather has turned.
It feels like winter is behind us now and we are excited for the 2013 golfing season to begin, We have cleaned up all of the course accessories and are ready for things to start greening up. Please come join us for our first event of the year this weekend, The Spring Fling. It is a two man event and a great way to get the competitive juices flowing again. Call the pro shop for more details. 410 313 9182.
Waverly Woods Golf Club will be open on Wednesday January 30, 2013. The entire course will be open today.
Waverly Woods is now open for play. There was enough snow melt for the majority of the course to open for play. Greens #’s 2, 16, and 17 still have snow on them, and these holes will be closed for play, but the rest of the course is open and play has resumed. There is a chance for more snow over the weekend, in order to stay up to date with all that is happening at Waverly Woods, continue to check these updates, or follow us on twitter @WaverlyWoodsGC
The golf course is currently closed due to the snow that fell on Christmas Eve. More snow is in the forecast for today. If the snow switches over to rain then the course could open as early as tomorrow. Check back for more updates or call the pro shop at 410-313-9182.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.