Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Thursday, October 25, 2012


The South Course will close for the year after play ends on Sunday, November 4th. This is consistent with prior years. The North Course will remain open as weather permits.

Our efforts this time of year are allocated to promoting healthy turf as we move into winter, particularly on the South greens. The predominance of annual bluegrass in the South greens leaves them susceptible to winter damage from ice and low temperatures.

To combat this we raise the height of cut on greens, allowing more turf surface to capture available sunlight,  thereby producing food (carbohydrates) for a healthier grass plant. Reducing stress on greens in the fall puts them in a better position to withstand the rigors of winter.

Carbon dioxide + water in the presence of sunlight, produces food

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