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UPCOMING MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES

September 16 - 20 - Resodding of small areas in fairways of ruts caused by carts going into wet areas.  No affect on play. 

Needle Tine Greens Aerification - Sunday, October 27.  1st Tee will close at 3:00 p.m.  Greens will be topdressed on Monday, October 28th

 

CURRENT (DAILY) CONDITIONS  

Sunday, September 15

NO RIDING CARTS TODAY. Course is open at 9:30 a.m. .  Very, very wet course conditions from overnight rainfall.  Range is closed.  

All mowing operations were postponed this morning due to wet conditions.

Expect longer, thicker grass throughout the course.  Expect standing water in bunkers.

We will resume mowing and bunker maintenance as soon as possible.  We ask for your patience as we catch up.

 Rain

Saturday, September 14

Golf Course is open.  No Cart restrictions.

 

Friday, September 13

NO RIDING CARTS TODAY. Course is open.  Very wet from overnight rainfalls of 1.3 inches.  Range is closed.  

All mowing operations were postponed this morning due to wet conditions.

Expect longer, thicker grass throughout the course.  Expect standing water in bunkers.

We will resume mowing and bunker maintenance tomorrow and Sunday.  We ask for your patience as we catch up throughout the weekend.

 

 

Thursday, September 12

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.       

Fairways not mown today.  We are grinding the reels on our mower to provide a better cut.  Fairways will appear longer than normal.  Fairway mowing will resume tomorrow. 

Rough mown at: 2.0- 3.0 inches.  Expect thick rough due to recent rains.    

Tees are being mown this morning.  Some tees are muddy and affected by recent rains and heavy play.  Back 9 tees recently slit seeded again.  

All sand traps are raked.   

 

Wednesday, September 11

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.  Greens are firming up and rolling faster.  Growth regulator has been applied to slow growth rates and speed them up.  Greens and tees had an application to prevent dollar spot this a.m.  No dollar spot present on greens, less than 1% on tee boxes.     

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches.  Germination on fairways from recent slit seeding is starting to show.  Grass is growing fast and thick.  If you've played recently, it will appear thicker than the past few weeks.  Sodding of rutted areas pushed towards the end of this week.  Reel sharpening in progress to provide a better cut in the coming weeks. 

Rough mown at: 2.0- 3.0 inches.  Expect thick rough due to recent rains.    

Tees are being mown this morning.  Some tees are muddy and affected by recent rains and heavy play.  Back 9 tees recently slit seeded again.  

All sand traps are raked.   

Hole 17 Bunker Renovation

Tuesday, September 10

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.  Greens are firming up and rolling faster.   

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches.  Germination on fairways from recent slit seeding is starting to show.  Grass is growing fast and thick.  If you've played recently, it will appear thicker than the past few weeks.  Sodding of rutted areas pushed towards the end of this week.   

Rough mown at: 2.0- 3.0 inches.  Expect thick rough due to recent rains.    

Tees are being mown this morning.  Some tees are muddy and affected by recent rains and heavy play.  Slit seeding again on the back 9 today. 

All sand traps are raked.   

10 fairway trees

 

Monday, September 9

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  Expected rains at 7:00 a.m. may affect rough and tee mowing schedules for the day.

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.  Greens are firming up and rolling faster.   

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches.  Fairways are being mown today.  No interruption of play.    

Rough mown at: 2.0- 3.0 inches.  Expect thick rough due to recent rains.    

Tees are being mown this morning.  Some tees are muddy and affected by recent rains and heavy play.  

All sand traps are raked.   

 

Light topdressing of greens this morning to maintain speed and true roll.

Sunday, September 8

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  Expected rains at 7:00 a.m. may affect rough and tee mowing schedules for the day.

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.  Greens are firming up and rolling faster.   

Fairways mown at:  .7 inches.  Fairways are not being mown today due to an event in the a.m..  

Rough mown at: 2.0- 3.0 inches.  Expect thick rough due to recent rains.    

Tees are being mown this morning.  Some tees are muddy and affected by recent rains and heavy play.  All tees have been slit seeded. 

All sand traps are raked.   

Green Mowing

Saturday, September 7

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.  Greens are slightly softer and slower than normal due to recent rains.  Putts are rolling true.  #1 and #3 greens will appear more brown than others due to application of growth regulator.  They are healthy.  

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches.  Fairways are being mown today.  All fairway mowing is caught up.  

Rough mown at: 2.0- 2.5 inches.  Expect thick rough due to recent rains.    

Tees are being mown this morning.  Some tees are muddy and affected by recent rains and heavy play.  All tees have been slit seeded. 

All sand traps are raked.  Some are still muddy in the bottoms due to recent rains.   

Flag Through Tree

Friday, September 6

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.  Greens are slightly softer and slower than normal due to recent rains.  Putts are rolling true.  #1 and #3 greens will appear more brown than others due to application of growth regulator.  They are healthy.  

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches.  Fairways are being mown today.  All fairway mowing is caught up.  Mowing a second time to reduce grass clippings. 

Rough mown at: 2.0- 2.5 inches.  Expect thick rough due to recent rains.    

Tees are being mown this morning.  Some tees are muddy and affected by recent rains and heavy play.  All tees have been slit seeded. 

All sand traps are raked.  Some are still muddy in the bottoms due to recent rains.   

Tree removal in progress today.  No effect on play.  

9 Green

(#9 Green, 9/6/19)

Thursday, September 5

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.  Greens are slightly softer and slower than normal due to recent rains.  Putts are rolling true.  

Fairways mown at:  .8 inches.  Fairways are being mown today.  Recent rains have affected our mowing schedules.  Expect 'shaggy' fairways and excess clippings as we catch up.  Holes 1-12 are complete as of 9:00 a.m., and we expect the remaining holes to be complete by noon today. 

Rough mown at: 2.0- 2.5 inches.  Expect thick rough due to recent rains.    

Tees are being mown this morning.  

Expect minor casual water in traps.  Most traps are being raked today. 

9 fairway back  

 (#9 Fairway - 9/5/19 - Example of 'excessive clippings' as described above.)

Wednesday, September 4

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.   All greens are mown.   

Fairways mown at:  .8 inches.  Fairways are being mown today.  Recent rains have affected our mowing schedules.  Expect 'shaggy' fairways as we're catching up. 

Rough mown at: 2.0- 2.5 inches.  Expect thick rough as we catch up on mowing from recent rains.  

Tees are being mown this morning.  

Bunkers are being pumped.  Expect some casual water in traps.  

16 fairway

 (#16 Tee Box and Fairway - 9/4/19)

Tuesday, September 3

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions as of 9:30 a.m..   Range is open.  

All mowing operations were postponed this morning due to lightning and rain.  Expect slower greens due to non-mowing and wet conditions.  Expect shaggy fairways due to non-mowing.  Minor casual water in fairways due to rain.  Thick, wet rough.  Expect some casual water in traps.  We will resume mowing and bunker maintenance operations on Wednesday, weather and course conditions pending.

 9 approach rain

 (#9 Approach after morning rains - 9/3/19)

Labor Day, September 2

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.   Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.     

Fairways mown at:  .6 - .8 inches.  Fairway mowing on front 9 will be complete by the end of day.  Back 9 will be caught up from rains tomorrow.  Some casual water remains from yesterday's rains 

Rough mown at: 2.0- 2.5 inches.  Minor grass clumping from excessive clippings.  .

Bunkers are being pumped.  Expect some casual water in traps.  

Statue

 (#10 Tee box approach in morning light - 9/2/19)

Sunday, September 1

Course is open. 1 inch of rain overnight.  Course is extremely wet.  Expect standing water in multiple areas.  Carts are available after 10:00 a.m.  CARTS IN ROUGH ONLY.  Certain areas are roped off due to wet conditions.  Range is closed all day.  ALL MOWING ACTIVITES POSTPONED THIS MORNING DUE TO RAIN.  Expect thick rough.  Slightly "Shaggy" fairways and tee boxes.  Some bunkers have some standing water.  Conditions will improve throughout the day.  

Wet Bunker1 

 (#9 Greenside bunker - water - 9/1/19)

 

 

11 green 2

(#11 Green Approach, 8/31/19)

Friday, August 30

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.  Certain areas are roped off due to wet conditions from earlier in the week.  Range is open.  

Minor tree damage from winds yesterday.  Chainsaws will be operating to remove fallen branches.  Slit Seeding of tee boxes continues.  

slit seeding  

 

Thursday, August 29

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.  Certain areas are roped off due to wet conditions from earlier in the week.  Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.     

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches.  All fairway mowing caught up from earlier in the week.  Minor grass clumping from excessive clippings.    

Rough mown at: 1.5- 2.5 inches.  Rough will be completely caught up after rains early in the week.  Minor grass clumping from excessive clippings.  Expect thick, wet rough conditions.  Sand traps have been pumped, but small puddles remain in a few of them.  All bunkers are raked and edged.   Course is drying out.  Very little casual water remains.  

Tee boxes on the back 9 were slit seeded.  This process causes some of the matted grass to 'stand up'.  It may take 1-2 mowings to return it to normal height.  

10 fairway 150

(#10 Fairway, 8/29/19)

Wednesday, August 28

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.  Certain areas are roped off due to wet conditions.  Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.   **All greens mown completely after rains early in the week.  

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches.  Front 9 mown.  Back 9 in progress.  Minor grass clumping from excessive clippings.    

Rough mown at: 1.5- 2.5 inches.  Rough will be completely caught up after rains early in the week.  Minor grass clumping from excessive clippings.  Expect thick, wet rough conditions.  Sand traps have been pumped, but small puddles remain in a few of them.  All bunkers are raked and edged.   Course is drying out.  Very little casual water remains.  

9 green approach

(#9 Approach and Green, 8/28/19)

Tuesday, August 27

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions.  Certain areas are roped off due to wet conditions.  Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .135 inches.  #1 and #3 resodded greens are mown at .19 inches while they establish.  **Some greens are wet from yesterday's rains and we can't mow completely.  

Fairways mown at:  .7 - .9 inches.  Fairways are being cut today but have not been cut in a few days due to rain.  Some areas in fairways are wet and we can't complete mowing.  

Rough mown at: 2 - 2.5 inches.  Rough was not mown yesterday due to rain.  We are mowing the areas of rough that are not too wet, and will mow the rest when it dries out.  Expect thick, wet rough conditions. 

18 pano

(#18 Green complex, 8/27/19)

Monday, August 26

Course is open but very wet. Carts are not available due to morning rains.  Range is closed.  

Greens not mown today due to weather.   

Fairways not mown today.  Expect longer fairway grass tomorrow.  

Rough mown at: 2 - 2.5 inches.  Rough was not mown over the weekend.  Rough will be wet and thick the next few days.  

 

Sunday, August 25

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches.  #1 and #3 resodded greens are mown at .19 inches while they establish.  Expect those greens to be slower. 

Fairways mown at:  .7 - .9 inches (fairways are growing out a bit until disease pressure lessens.  Full mowing on Monday.)

Rough mown at: 2 - 2.5 inches.  Rough was not mown over the weekend.  We anticipate drier weather this week, and shorter rough will brown/thin out faster, so we are letting it thicken a bit.  Rough will be mowed Monday/Tuesday.

We are celebrating our longtime starter, Joe Palermo, today with a tree and plaque dedication.  Joe just turned 97 and is a friend to many at Village Greens.  Celebration at 3:00 p.m. for anyone interested.

1Joe Tree

 (Palermo Honor Tree, 8/25/19)

Saturday, August 24

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches - #1 and #3 greens at .19 inches.

Fairways mown at:  .6 - .8 inches (fairways are growing out a bit until disease pressure lessens)

Rough mown at: 2 - 2.5 inches

A couple of irrigation leaks have sprung up recently in fairways.  Some joints have weakened the past two winters due to exceptional freeze/thaw cycles.  Leaks on #6 and #8 are being addressed.  The areas are small and won't affect play.  Areas are wet and will be roped off while we fix the leaks.  Process involves cutting back the sod, digging a hole to replace the affected pipe, back filling by hand, and replacing the sod.  The areas will dry up in a day or two and the sod will heal in a week.  Please help up by staying out of the roped off areas.  Thanks in advance. 

11 Tee

 (#1 Tee Box, 8/24/19)

Friday, August 23

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches (all fairway mowing caught up from earlier in the week)

Rough mown at: 1.5 - 2 inches

Fairway slit seeding on fairways #15 - #18 today.  No impact on play.  All fairways have now been seeded, and we are starting to see germination on the front 9.  Minor thin/bare areas remain, but fairways are starting to look good.  Finishing up slit seeding of tee boxes early next week.  Greens are rolling slightly faster than earlier in the week with the application of growth regulator.  Fairways will be allowed to 'grow-out' a bit over the weekend as we are still under high disease pressure (though no disease is present).  Expect slightly longer fairway grass by Sunday afternoon.  

9 Green players

(#9 Green, 8/23/19)

Thursday, August 22

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .135 inches

Fairways mown at:  .6 - .8  inches (catching up from rains earlier in the week)

Rough mown at: 1.5 - 2 inches

Recent rains, high humidity, and lack of wind has created a perfect environment for turf diseases to explode.  The most common, dollar spot, is at thresholds that we rarely see (see model below).  While we have noticed some dollar spot way out in the rough areas where we don't preventatively spray, there is virtually none on our tees, fairways, or greens.   

Dollar Spot

Wednesday, August 21

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .135 inches

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches - .8 inches (catching up from rains earlier in the week)

Rough mown at: 2- 2.5 inches

9 Green August

(#9 Green, 8/21/19)

#9 Green above.  Greens are smooth but a bit slower than normal as our predictive models show there is tremendous disease pressure right now. We're letting them breath a bit until they start to dry out and the disease pressure lessens.     

 

Tuesday, August 20

Course is open.  Riding carts still available despite the rain.  Range is open.

Back 9 fairways were not mown today due to weather.  Some rough mowing and bunker maintenance interrupted by the rain as well.  Growth regulator was applied to the newly sodded #1 and #3 greens to slow down the rate of growth as we bring the speed back to those surfaces.  Those greens may appear slightly 'brown' the next few days, but they are healthy.  

10 fairway August 

 (#10 Fairway, 8/20/19)

Monday, August 19

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches

Rough mown at: 2- 2.5 inches

Slit Seeding Back 9 fairways and tee boxes begins today.  Slit seeding will appear as knife-like 'cuts' in the fairway (see photo below) for 2-3 days, but will not affect playability.  Once the bluegrass seed germinates (2-4 weeks), most bare or thin spots in the fairways will fill in completely and the fairways will be 'lush'.  

1Slit Seeding

 (#10 Fairway, Slit Seeding, 8/19/19)

Sunday, August 18

Course is temporarily closed due to rain this morning.  1.2 inches of rain.  Unknown if we will open this afternoon.  No riding carts all day today.  Range is closed.  

1Rain  19 Green water

 (#18 fairway, #9 green, 8/18/19)

Saturday, August 17

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches

Rough mown at: 1.5 - 2 inches

 

Friday, August 16

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.  

Greens mown at:  .125 inches

Fairways mown at:  .6 inches

Rough mown at: 1.5 - 2 inches

Weed Control

Some fairways have spots that look 'dead' or bare, as in the closeup photo above of #9 approach.  As we recovered from last year's disease that wiped out several fairways, we reseeded and allowed as much grass to fill in as possible.  In some areas, certain weeds like knotweed and crabgrass also filled in.  We recently applied a herbicide that killed the weeds that popped up this summer, leaving some small areas bare for a short period of time.  We have reseeded the front 9 and tee boxes now that the weeds are gone, and we'll have a nice strand of grass growing in a few weeks.  The back 9 is scheduled for reseeding next week. This is the last step of our recovery process from last season's fairway disaster.  

This is what the same area looks like from a macro view:  The 'bare' area in the photo above is in the bottom right of the photo.  

9 approach

 

Thursday, August 15

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.

Greens 1 and 3 are reopened for play after being vandalized 2 weeks ago.  See photos below.  We are sorry for the minor inconvenience the past 2 weeks.  We hope you enjoy the newly renovated putting surfaces on holes #1 and #3.  Police are continuing their investigation and we remain committed to finding the culprit.  

Green #1 - August 4, 2019 - Vandalized with Round-Up

1 Green Vandal 

Green #1 - August 15, 2019 - Reopened for Play

1 Green Rehab

 

Green #3 - August 15, 2019 - Vandalized with Round-Up

3 Green Vandal

Green #3 - August 15, 2019 - Reopend for Play

3 Green Rehab

Thursday, August 14

Course is open. Carts are available without restrictions. Range is open.

Greens #1 and #3 remain closed for emergency repairs due to vandalism.  

Ongoing fairway and tee box reseeding on the front 9 to complete restoration from last seasons turf disease and this year's spring flooding.  There are some bare/thin spots on certain fairways.  Others are in good shape.  

 

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