It’s hard to believe that it’s already December considering the above-average temperatures that we have been experiencing at Country Clubs in Phoenix The overseeded turf grass is responding well as expected with higher water usage over the last couple of months compared to the last 2 years due to unseasonably warmer weather and no rainfall. As I sit here writing this today, we are approaching 9 months without any measurable rainfall in Scottsdale. The wall-to-wall overseed is being received well by the Country Clubs in Phoenix membership. The non-overseeded Tif-Eagle greens are still growing and holding up to the abundant amount of rounds played. As we move into the 3 coldest months of the year, it is a very critical time that we are taking all precautions to preserve the density and consistency, and overall health of our greens. In the event that there is frost, we have put protocols in place to minimize any risk of turf damage at the Scottsdale golf courses
This month we will also be doing our follow-up pre-emergent application for the control of Poa Annua in all turf areas on the Scottsdale golf courses This will be the third year of doing these applications in which we have seen significant progress with the elimination of this nuisance weed.
We hope you enjoy your holiday season and do want to offer these reminders for continued enjoyable and playable course conditions:
Please repair ballmarks.
Please enter and exit at low areas of bunkers.
Please fill divots on the course with sand and seed.
Please drive on fairways instead of rough.
Please keep pushcarts in designated areas.
Thank you for all your help and see you on the golf course in Scottsdale!