We finished up with just over 30mm of rain over last week end and the impact on the courses is clearly evident with the fairways jumping back to life aided by the even moisture and recent fertilisation. Even with growth regulators applied we are still having trouble controlling the growth which is in one way a nice problem to have. The rain was a very good soaking variety with hardly a drop not making its way into the soil profile.
It also had a great effect on the renovated West greens and they really started to put some growth on, more than I have ever seen on TifEagle and they were quickly cut back down to normal mowing height and are filling in very quickly. The photo below shows the rear of the now 3 year old 17W green after the first mowing post renovation.
|Rear 17W green|
With last weeks rain and more in the forecast we will be looking at doing our best to keep up with the grass growth over the remaining summer and particularly through the hopefully very busy golfing period coming up over the next two weeks.
Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year to all my followers.