Monday, July 9, 2012

Round Two....

Well its round two in the severe rain department. Over the last month we have received over 5.5 inches of rain   unfortunately all this moisture fell in a 2-3 hour period. The first storm was back on June 6th where we received 4 inches of rain and the latest's was this last weekend where we received one inch of rain in less than one hour.  To say the least this storm was less severe but it still washed out most of our bunkers. This storm is also days from the start of our Men's member guest the most important tournament of the year.  Bunkers are a no brainier but getting greens quick again is a challenge. So today we are quadruple cutting the greens and double rolling them, weather depending because there is rain in the forecast again today. It just started to rain while I was posting this blog and we received an additional 1/2 inch. Is there more to come we will see. Welcome to monsoon season in Colorado.

Below is a video on rolling a green

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Heat Stress

This is a great educational video on some of the heat stress that we have been dealing with on the golf course for the last few weeks.  I hope this educates our members on the problems of  turf heat stress and the actions we have to take on a daily basis in the summer months.