A lot of information has been communicated about the extreme winter now ending. Snow, ice, cold temperatures. All of this has given many greenskeepers a nervous twitch. We tend to lose sleep over any amount of potential lost turf.
Certainly we are going to see dead turf this spring. It's expected. You can't go through a winter like this one and not expect some dead grass somewhere on the golf course. But I think it's too early to know exactly how much turf we've lost, we need a warmup to make that call. It may not be as bad as we think ... or maybe it's worse.
If and when we have lost turf, we'll repair it. That's what we do. We'll keep you informed as to the conditions on the golf courses and if there is dead grass, we'll get it back in play as quickly as possible.