This will be the first of a regular installment that will hopefully keep you more informed about what is happening on the course.  We hope this delivery through email or social media will reach more of our golfers.

I will briefly review conditions on the course and preview what will be happening in the future that may impact your golf game. This will be a quick update, but for more lengthy discussion of pertinent topics you can visit my blog at https://whgcturf.blogspot.com/  which can also be accessed on the Wild Horse website under the News tab by clicking Superintendent News.

Now on to the report.  Snow is still covering the entire course with more on the way.  We have had great moisture and snow cover for most of the winter and expect greens to respond favorably this spring (if it ever arrives)!  Expect some thinning on #1, 6, 7, 12 fairways as we aggressively treated for Poa annua late last fall.  The rest of the fairways should be good except for some ice damage in low drainage areas.  We will have to wait for melt to assess how much damage may have occurred.

Opening day will not be March 1st -stay tuned as conditions change but it will likely be mid-March.

Aeration Schedule for this spring

  • April 1-12:  Fairways (one or two holes per day)
  • April 15-16:  Greens surrounds
  • April 22-23:  Tees
  • May 6-7 Greens:  (mini tines)
  • May 8: Topdress Greens