Temperatures are starting to climb and the grounds crew is busy preparing the course for opening day. By the end of this week we should have a better idea on when the greens will be opening. Four of our crew members from last year returned to work today: Balta, LoLo, Huver, and Pablo. Our top priority is to complete the daunting task of raking up the entire golf course. Willows are especially problematic. As depicted below, they are messy and clean up is labor intensive. It will take about a week to clean the entire course with 6-8 men.
All greens must be “cleaned up” before any spraying. We’ll then apply our first spray of the season - a preventative application for snow mold. With a cool, wet spring forecast, snow mold can still be a problem despite no “snow” coverage.