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Bentgrass Removal Update

Today was our second, of three, trial applications to remove Bentgrass in the rough. 5 green surround, between 14 and 17, as well as to the right of 17, comprise the trial plots. As you can see, the Bentgrass is turning white, and will get even more bleached over the next several weeks. As mentioned […]

Surface Drainage

When we rebuilt the 14th green last Fall, we excavated a lot of soil, some areas as much as 18″. The sub-grade of the green was built, with surface drainage having positive flow to the drainage inlet, and sod laid over the top of that. During construction, a common challenge is making sure you properly […]


A plant out of place is a weed. We commonly think of dandelions, thistle, or crabgrass, when someone talks about weeds. They are fairly easy to identify, as well as controlling, without giving much thought. But the very definition of a weed is subjective. Sometimes those weeds are in the correct place if they’re contributing […]

Aerification Wounds

This past week’s aerification was no fun. The record heat index, did a toll on not only the staff, but on the turf as well. We altered our normal plan to minimize the most dangerous aspect of the process, which is the dragging of topdressing sand, to minimize dragging during the peak hot hours of […]

Tenacity vs Persistance

(First, a huge shoutout to everyone who’s started tossing their broken tees next to the tee markers, and not in the roughs. Absolutely lovely to see an immediate impact, bravo!) Persistence is a big part of what we do in taking care of your golf course. It’s the constant in our line of work to […]


Let’s stay on the topic of tees. First, the golf shop has made the switch to wooden tees, away from plastic. The wood tee has a nice classy vibe, especially with the logo They are natural, and will actually break down in the ground if they can’t be retrieved They’re less prone to mimic miniature […]

Quick Posts

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing shorter posts that focus on one specific topic. Hopefully they will be educational and/or useful for you. First topic is the where you usually start your round, on the range tee. In October of 2022 we re-leveled and re-sodded the tee. Being that the sod is young, […]

Opening Day Frost 🙁

We’ve been having frost everyday this week, and today is no different. If you are playing before 9:30am today, contact the golf shop for updates. Spring is dragging its feet, regardless, here’s to a great 2023 golf season! Our team is excited to see everyone back out on the course, Mike Manthey

Putting Green Orientation

Yes, we still have some time until the 2023 golf season…we’re working feverishly to get the golf course cleaned up and playable. Remember, the preparation work that needs to take place to prepare the golf course doesn’t know the temperature. There are still bunkers with 4 feet of snow in them, there are sticks and […]