Thursday, September 16th 

Greens Today

  • Cut - Yes
  • Roll - No
  • Speed - 8'8"
  • Hole location - "A"
  • There is frost on the golf course this morning. It was light enough to not delay start times or play. A friendly reminder to not drive across the golf course if the temperature is below 5°C from now on. Frost is not easily predicted so please err on the side of caution for the best interest of all members and better conditions, both now and in the future (next spring).

    Notes:

  • A step cut of rough has been added to all fairway and green/apron perimeters. The playing surfaces now transition from .5" to 1" to 2.5+".
  • We're implementing practices that conserve resources such as water and labour. For example, outside of a step cut of 1" primary rough around fairway perimeters, the length of secondary rough is now increased from 2" to 2.5" and we've completely turned off irrigation stations on outlying areas that typically do not receive play at all, such as the large grassy area between 7 green and the roads north and west, and the rough behind 11 and 3 greens. We'll be seeding drought tolerant varieties of grass such as fescue into these areas in late summer and fall, and then permanently reduce daily maintenance practices in those outlying areas. They'll present a more natural aesthetic and require fewer daily maintenance practices. We'll reallocate those reduced resources, such as labour hours, irrigation, and fertilizer and chemical applications to the finer details required for better playing surfaces on greens, fairways, and teeing areas.
  • White lines are painted to restrict cart traffic around greens. Please do not cross white lines. Par 3's are cart path only. Holes 2 and 13 are cart path only
  • The greenside bunker on hole 13 will remain grass for the season and players have the option to play as it lies or take a drop outside the bunker to the nearest point of relief no nearer the hole

    Enjoy!

    Greg Austin, Golf Course Superintendent