As a follow-up to the mass email that I sent to the entire membership earlier this week, here is the blog post, as promised, with some more detailed information about some of the changes we are making to the golf course this spring.
The first photo below shows what the ridge on the 18th green will look like for a while. As stated in the email, Arthur Hills, architect of the green, made a return visit to check on the green and to evaluate some minor scalping issues we were having at the crown of the ridge that runs between the two tiers. Under his recommendation, we will be aerifying the ridge 3-4 times with the hope that the ridge will soften over time and that the scalping will be eliminated. The holes will not be filled in order to encourage the soil to settle more rapidly. It’s a little difficult to visualize based on this photo, but hopefully you get the idea.
|Aerifying the ridge on #18 green|
|Finally made it! Successful transition to a narrow collar.|
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