Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Scottsdale Private Golf Courses Affected By Weather
Last month’s weather was very interesting and atypical, especially considering that predictions were for a warmer, drier winter this year. All rain is welcome rain and Scottsdale Private Golf Courses definitely got our fair share, as did the entire state. Hector Vasquez, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Phoenix, said “the desert rains and high-country snowpack have diminished long-term drought conditions from severe to abnormally dry. However, in order for the drought to be greatly improved, Arizona must receive consistent rainfall over a longer period of time, as well as snow in the mountains, the runoff of which feeds the reservoirs that store Valley water.” Arizona Republic
Now that February is here we should start enjoying some of Scottsdale Private Golf Courses . The turf at most Scottsdale Private Golf Courses has already begun to respond with increased growth and color. The greens at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses will continue to improve as the underlying bermudagrass starts to emerge from dormancy. Over the course of the month Scottsdale Golf Club will be lowering the heights of cut of all our mowers, spiking and topdressing greens, and slicing rough (very thin slits). These are the initial phases of the Scottsdale Golf Club bermudagrass transition program. Later this month Scottsdale Golf Club will be stripping, leveling, and sodding an area of approximately 13,000 square feet on the front of the main driving range tee. This is the same process which Scottsdale Golf Club just completed on the back of the Scottsdale Golf Club range tee last month and will provide us with both short term (improved practice surface) and long term (level tee) benefits. Lastly, we offer these reminders for more enjoyable and playable course conditions at Scottsdale Golf Club
1) Please repair ballmarks – ballmarks – ballmarks.
2) Please continue to use sand & seed to fill divots.
3) Please enter & exit at low areas of bunkers.
4) And please keep pushcarts off of tees, collars, and approaches.