|Cutting a lot of grass in fairways|
I call this our fall flush, the same type of growth pattern we have in the spring, but this fall it was much more growth and lasted much longer than in previous falls.
|Look at the difference on the right where the rough is mowed and un-mowed|
We mowed fairways and rough as much as we could, and it still felt like we were always bailing hay. We have now gotten through that and came back to a more normal growth pattern.
Historical data shows our first frost is always around Oct 10 and by now we have had 5-7 frost events with one of them being a hard killing frost. It is now Oct 23 and we still have not had our first frost, furthermore, our night time temperatures have been staying in the upper 40's and low 50's. The turf still looks like summer conditions and greenness has not changed at all. Some of the Poa is starting to discolor a little, but for the most part the course is as green as summer.
The fairway spots that were injured by the black turfgrass ataenius in Sept have fully recovered and are now in good health heading into the winter months. Previous blog - fall grubs
Annual meeting / planning
Reminder - our clubs annual meeting is this evening at 7PM at the clubhouse. The last two weeks have led to an extra degree of planning for our department. As budgets have been worked and reviewed for the last 2 months, along with long range planning, and structuring ideas for the complete operation. Please attend so we can include your thoughts and feedback.