Friday, January 20, 2017
Happy New Year from your Scottsdale Private Golf Courses
Our current La Niña condition has been keeping temperatures very comfortable so far for Scottsdale Private Golf Courses this season. They did dip slightly in early December but warmed shortly thereafter.
October was the hottest on record in Arizona. The bermuda plants outgrew our poa triv and bentgrass overseed and that is why we continue to seed our greens. Please remember that all turf species will continue to slow their growth at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses this month, which will result in slightly quicker green speeds, as well as a bit more roll on the fairways.
We hope all Scottsdale Private Golf Courses are looking forward to our second annual ‘Chill’ member guest event this month. Course conditions, weather depending, should be very nice. On Monday following the Chill, we will be stripping, leveling, and sodding an area of approximately 16,000 square feet on the back of the main driving range tee. This is the same process which we have employed the last two Scottsdale Golf Club seasons. Our other projects this month will include thinning desert areas adjacent to the course, removing the ubiquitous desert broom, spraying desert (DG) areas for winter annual weeds, raising (leveling) irrigation heads and drains, and overall golf course grooming.
Please enjoy your golfing, and we hope to see you on the Scottsdale Golf Club course!
We also offer these Scottsdale Golf Club reminders for more enjoyable and playable course conditions:
1) Please repair ballmarks.
2) Please use sand & seed to fill divots.
3) Please enter & exit at low areas of bunkers.
4) Please keep pushcarts off of tees, collars, and approaches.
Important January dates: 1 (New Year’s Day), 12 (Full Moon), 12-14 (The Chill)