Current ArticlesArchive
DateTitle - Author / Summary
 Posted On Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Rough Rough Rough 
It is hard to believe we are half way through August already. It is even harder to believe the rough is growing this much for the middle of August!!
How to fix a Ball Mark 
 Posted On Friday, July 14, 2017
How are the roots doing? 
The quality of the putting surface is direcetly related to the quality of the root system. That is why the turf maintenance team punches holes in the greens to allow oxygen into the root system and allow them to breath and continue to survive.
 Posted On Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Watering for Healthy Turf 
As summer officially starts tomorrow, it seems the temperatures are cranking up a little early. We just went through our first hot and dry spell of the summer.
New Goose Control 
The turf team is trying a new goose control method to try to deter the geese from coming to the course to sleep. This method is a solar powered flashing amber light that blinks at night.
 Posted On Tuesday, June 06, 2017
New Sanding Program on Greens 
We are now fully engaged in our new topdressing program on greens. The goals of the program are to make our greens consistently firmer and roll true.
 Posted On Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time to Get Out Crabgrass Control 
It is that time of year again to get out your Crabgrass control. Last week we finished applying all of our control here at HCC.
 Posted On Tuesday, May 30, 2017
How has the Roller Coaster Spring Effected the Greens?  
This Spring has proven to be a roller coaster of temperature swings. An early warm up, followed by a late snow, then more cooler moderate temps, and a few 90 degree days have certainly had an up and down effect on soil temperatures which control how the turf plants grow.
 Posted On Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Putting Green Etiquette & How to Repair a Divot 
Check out these 2 short videos from the USGA on Putting Green Etiquette and Divot Repair
 Posted On Monday, March 27, 2017
And we are off... 
As most of the snow has melted from the golf courses the race has begun to get the courses cleaned up from the winter and ready for another exciting golf season. There are many different jobs that have to be accomplished in order to get the golf courses open for play with great conditions.
 Posted On Thursday, February 23, 2017
Turf Update & New Golf Amenities Package 
The 2017 golf season might not be in full swing, but we have certainly received an early preview courtesy of a mild winter to date from mother nature. It has been great to see many of you out on the golf courses over the past week.
 Posted On Thursday, February 02, 2017
River Rock & Sand added to #4 
This past week we continued to make improvements to hole # 4 on the West. We added river rock to the creek bed we created down the left side of the hole. We have also started what will become an aggressive sanding program on the fairway. Along with the new drainage, the sand will help create a firmer surface.
 Posted On Wednesday, January 25, 2017
New Sands Bins 
The mild temperatures this January have given the turf team the opportunity to start building new sand bins to store bunker sand and topdressing. The bins will help prevent the different sands from becoming contaminated as well as give the left of 6 East a cleaner appearance.
 Posted On Friday, January 13, 2017
Tree Removal 15 West 
The cold temperatures earlier this week gave the turf team a great opportunity to get out on the course and start removing some of the dead and declining trees on the golf course.