Monday, May 19, 2008

Uh oh!

I am sure many of you have seen this already. On the thirteenth green we had a hydraulic leak on the greensmower. It was not so much a leak but a lift cylinder actually failed and the end of it blew out, hence the large amount of fluid on the green. For the most part all the turf that was drenched in hydraulic fluid will die shortly and we will have to strip the damaged turf out and replace it. This is a perfect example of why we have grown the bentgrass nursery down near fourteen green. Unfortunately the nursery green is not ready to be cut for sod, I am hoping by the end of the summer we can start using that for repairs. In the mean time we will continue to use grass from the chipping green/collar, this should be the last year of doing that. We will be aggressive with renovating the cut-out areas on the chipping green so you may see some ropes up and the grass may not be cut on a regular basis so we can get it smoothed out and seed to fill in. I will have an update on the dead collar areas tomorrow with a picture of the new bentgrass seedlings that are starting to emerge.

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