As most of our FLCC members have returned for their winter retreats the exciting news is there was no winter injury to the golf course. Most of this can be correlated with the mild winter we experienced in Michigan. Although we are off to a very good start with course conditions, the bigger challenge this year is the cooler spring that we have be witnessing thus far. But rest assured the temperatures are on the rise and we can see temperatures steadily climbing into warm consistent temperatures.
The photo of Hole #15 on the right is a great indicator on how grass looks at the moment. Extremely lush and growing rapidly. The greens crew has their hands full in keeping up with the rough at moment. The rough this time of year involves and extra mow per week, as well as a cleanup crew blowing around clippings and picking them up in certain areas.
|#18 rough growing rapidly, awaiting the clean up crew.|
|Trees are very close to being in full leaf and flower|
to showcase all the great colors of spring!
|Ground level view of POA seed heads popping out|
over the turf canopy
|Transition line of seed heads on #12 between the|
fairway and approach growth regulator treatments
|Sodding and edging bunker faces|
|Rebuilding failing bunker edges. Using sand bags we were|
able to secure the slop on #16 back left bunker
|Topping up bunker sand levels|
|Aerating to relieve compaction and to promote|
growth in wear areas
|Adding a new discharge pipe on the bottom|
of the driving range
|Cart path and staircase edging and sodding|
|Flower garden weeding and backyard landscapes|
|Weeding and refilling mulch beds and gardens|
|Edging and leveling ground markers, sprinklers and drainage basins|
A special thank you for this years 2016 greens crew for their efforts to continuously take FLCC to a higher level.