Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Scottsdale private golf courses Agronomy Update

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I want to keep you updated first and foremost on the monsoon activity that Scottsdale private golf courses  has experienced over the last month at the club.

In summary, we have had a little over 3” of rain during the time which is a blessing and a curse.
Scottsdale private golf courses had a great deal of repair work to do as the washes were running as fast as I have seen in a long time, but this complimentary water is always welcome.  This has contributed to the Bermuda grass growing to the extent we had to increase our mowing schedule to keep it closely mown at a height that is appropriately playable on Scottsdale private golf courses.

The greens at  Scottsdale golf club are the best they have been at this time of years and will only get stronger and healthier in the next few months.  We will not be overseeding the Scottsdale golf club greens again this fall and expect they will be very good as we move through the fall and winter months.
Staying with Agronomy for a minute,

As some have seen we expanded the 1st and 17th Scottsdale golf club greens to their original specs as designed by Tom Lehman in 2002.  What appears to be a 419 Bermuda grass collar is actually the same green putting green turf, Tif Eagle, as the other greens on the Scottsdale private golf courses
They are to be played as your ball is on the putting surface and can be marked, cleaned and replaced.
Next summer we anticipate enlarging the balance of the Scottsdale golf club greens to their original design specs as this will give us more hole locations on each green.

TREE DAMAGE:

Monsoons also have high winds which break many branches off all types of trees and in some cases uproot them or break them in half on Scottsdale private golf courses.
We lost three fully grown trees at Scottsdale golf club, one on the North practice tee, another to the left of the Blue tee on #2 and a third to the right of the Black tee on #10.
They could not be saved, but fortunately they are not what we consider “strategy trees” which affect your play of the hole. They have been removed along with other debris and hopefully we can keep up with the monsoon activity.

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