Bunker Work, Plant Nutrients, Peak Crabapple Bloom, Staff of 12 for 36.


The Weather is finally warming up and last weekend we had the peak bloom for the crab apple trees down Foxfire Blvd. I was able to get the greens treated Last Friday for Waitea Patch & Microdochium nivale, and Sclerotinia homoeocarpa. Thanks Paul Campbell for the product. The turf responded well and with the timely rain Friday of .22″ and Sunday evening of .30″ it helped the uptake of the Nutrients and suppressed the diseases. The bentgrass fairways will need to be treated next on Players Club. The crabapple blooms peaked Saturday for the Derby.

Treceia helped mow some of the Range this afternoon while I picked it.

Thanks for the photo from Palm Springs Leslie. Glad y’all got to get away. Sorry it was 106 but that’s the Springs for ya! I played that course awhile back it is really neat.

See y’all on the course or the range out I’m picking balls. Please do not hit me while I’m driving the utility cart picking the range. Thank you!

Darden

4th of July Preparation, Lightning on 5 Players Memorial Day Weekend! Wee One,Happy80th Judge! 


“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10 NLT, second edition).La Niña has been in full force with little relief from rain and cooling, ergo on our Foxfire Course one of the original ways tinware fairways is to have a night time watered to out the ole brass quick couplers in the fairways. We do the best with what we have and thank God for each and every day! Mike and Darius watering tonight. 

The evaportranslirations rates have been upwards of .32 ” of moisture per day with the low humidity. We are currently reprogramming the site pro for the Olauers course and have two cables to tack and utilize a ground fault locator to fix the wires and all the heads should be up and running after Joel Braun stops by tomorrow at noon. 
I added 8 USA Flags on the entrance way in to the club and we will have ten USA flags out on the course this weekend with flag holders. Everything has been mowed and the bunkers are in the best shape they have been in for 3 years. I would suggest coming out early to get a great tee time on fast greens. 

Lightning that struck 5 green on Saturday night Memorial Day Weekend. Chuck mowing the first cut when the machine worked. Is repairing it now. 

We water & water & water with hoses all day long  It’s how I was raised. We have been battling basidimycetes fungi which has over 16000 varieties and only soap and water will kill the fungus those are the dark green circles on the green and we are trying to prevent them from dying by utilizing soap or a wetting tablet. We should have some flutalonil and symphony to spray next week. To keep the grass alive for 28 days with that is nothing short of a miracle. 

Mushroom below means the combustible organic matter is rapidly releasing nutrients whic cause the above photo to look completely brown under the profile or hydrophobic. We relocated samples from one ring to another one to in ovulate the micro spores in hopes one of the  cultivars of the disease would erradicate the other ring. To the average golfer they will not notice this but we do have product coming now. Thank you Mrs. Graves! Jim had done an excellent job keeping the three tri plexes going. We only have one tee mower operational for 36 holes and one fairway mower again. Fabricating a fork in the side winder because the nut in the ball joint became stripped from normal wear and tear. 

Blacky his race car makes it out to the track once and awhile. 

Joey and Jastings learned how to repair a green side sprinkler on 13 Players Wednesday the brass valve at the foot valve was clogged, it’s working now. Very tricky with no isolation vslves you have to be quick. 13 tee needed lowered and the head by the green needed an osmac wire to clear the bottom brass stem. Blaise Pascals law. 

Happy Birthday Judge he was 80 on Monday bat telling stage 3 cancer. He paid for the pizza party for the boys, and his wife brought him which was wider full. Keep praying he needs a miracle. 
Thank you Mr. Joe for hosting the Wee One event at Wedgewood. One of the best courses in the Mid West. 

Joe has been at Wedgewood since he built it. Only one of 2 Robert T Jones Jr. designs in Ohio. 

Looking for Joel Braun today to utilize his expertise In tracking wires 500 yards long which make no sense logistically in the design but I’ll get it fixed we got one head on 11 green not working and ground fuses blowing on 003/008  Sat. Boxes. See you on course guys. Always great to see the greens committee chairmans! 

7 Plus Inches of rain in 10 Days .76″ last night! Open CPO Players FOX Open One Inch of Rain on Players Club


Matthew 7:25

And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 

Foxfire will have wet areas roped off! God Bless the Baptist for praying for the storm to split! The worst is North & South of us! 

     

Fred & Jake are mowing Foxfire and the Judge is on Players today! 

   
       

Ray’s Creek should crest about 9:45 AM EST

   

 
Hand Raking Traps the staff has done an excellent job this week given the resources available!!

Bridge repair work from Monday!  

  

  

  

  

  

 3 Players is a little wet today. 

The Judge!   

 

Course Update June 12, 2015


“For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever.” (2 Corinthians 4:18 TEV)

The Agronony Team did an excellent job this week preparing for the golf tournaments this weekend! As we continue to search for a solution to the broken pumps remember the water will run longer throughout the morning  to keep up with watering demands due to 90 degree temperatures and  evapotranspiration rates. One Players green looks much better after hand watering with a newer wetting agent tablet!    
We are still operating at 47% capacity on irrigation efficiency due to the pumps being worn out and a failed jockey pump. Surge Pro and Primo were applied to the greens and Players Club fairways with fungicides and the Agra Rouse was added to the Foxfire fairways with Primo and a fungicide. The primo will reduce the clipping yield and create a tighter surface which will enhance playability. We also got our water reports and a couple of soil tests results this week and they coincide to the Agronomic program we are currently utilizing.  Great week staff! Thank you all for your hard work. We are operating on an ergonomic efficiency labor rate 25% below the national average for 36 golfing holes and practice facility. There is much work left to complete but we are progressing each week! The range was prepared Monday for the Junior golf program. Target greens were mowed as well as junior tees on the driving range.  

     

We added a new approach area to #15 Players this week and will continue this process in other areas as time and resources are available.  

     

Tournament preparation this morning.  

  

  

  

  

  


   

 Watering Foxfire this morning before the shotgun start!  

  

  

 Re mowed new walk paths on Players yesterday for our walking members. 

  

  

 Greens after brown patch preventer.  

  

  

  

  

  

 Working on details adding mulch and trimming branches back off cart path edges on players.    
 

  
String trimming lakes! 

  
 

   
 

Spot watering #6 Players this morning before shotgun.