Today we are starting the seeding process to the Fairway expansions on the back 9, and we need everyone’s help. We need carts to not drive through them, as once the seed germinates early next week, cart traffic will kill the young seedlings. The success of this process will really depend on your cooperation.
On #10, we will direct cart traffic to the right side of the green, because of the large area seeded to the left of the approach. On all other holes, if you hit your tee shot on the right hand side of the fairway, and the cartpath at the green is on the left side, please drive down the left side, and walk to your ball. If you forget, and you drive down the right hand side of the hole, stay on the right side, all the way to the green, and drive around the back of the green to the next tee. Driving down the middle of the fairway is the worst thing you can do, as you’ll have to cross over the seedlings at some point.
All of this goes against normal protocol, but this is the best way to keep the seedlings alive – NO cart traffic on them.
Again, help each other out if someone doesn’t understand the concept, or forgets. We really need help on this, and the success of it is in your hands.
The other aspect, once we get germination of the seed next week, will be watering. You will see, and experience, irrigation running during the day, during play. Once the seedlings germinate, their roots are only millimetres in length. They cannot dry out or they will perish. We apologize in advance, but the syringing cycles will be set and let run, regardless of play.
Why seed now? We need as much time to get establishment with the warmer weather/soil temperatures, to survive winter, and be as ready for play as possible next Spring.
Thank you for being a crucial part of the success,