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Summer maintenance
To keep the greens in great shape throughout the growing season, we will Verticut the playing surface and then apply a sand topdressing to smooth out the putting surface.  We apply this cultural practice to our greens every 2-3 weeks.  The vertical cutting ...
Summer maintenance
Summer maintenance
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Some needed work on the tees
The above picture is the finished product of the new #13 tee box.  Last year we resurfaced the upper tee and it was finally time to finish up the project.  Justin, Assistant Superintendent sod cut the existing surface and we only kept a small amount of the ...
Some needed work on the tees
Some needed work on the tees
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New Year brings it struggles...
A new year is upon us but the struggles continue with the warm temperatures.  We have had a few tiny snow storms since we blew out the irrigation system in mid-November.  We have installed over a mile of snow fence on the course.  The snow fence help keep t...
New Year brings it struggles...
New Year brings it struggles...
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Is it May or March?
I really do the love the weather that we get here in Colorado.  It was warmer in February than in March and March was warmer than May.  We have received more snow in May than the total of both and February and March combined.  So far we have received one sn...
Is it May or March?
Is it May or March?
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Starting off on the right foot...
With the abnormal winter we are experiencing from the lack of snow, to the record days we have set for high temperatures, February 6th became the opening day for golf for 2017. We have received roughly 60 inches of snowfall to an yearly average of 140 inche...
Starting off on the right foot...
Starting off on the right foot...
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Just like clock work...
We received a snow storm on December 19th that dropped roughly 6-8 inches of fresh powder.  There was not a lot of moisture in the snow due to the low temperatures that night/morning (-8 degrees.)  The snow stayed in place all day but I knew the wind would ...
Just like clock work...
Just like clock work...
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Preping the course for bed
There is a lot of work to be done when you are preparing to "putting the course to bed" for the winter.  Timing is everything! There are many steps to accomplish just the simplest of tasks.  Our first major task is applying all the fungicide and anti-desicc...
Preping the course for bed
Preping the course for bed
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It finally came...cool weather and some needed moisture
I have finally taken my first big breath of air in over 48 days.  To say it was a hot dry summer would be a under statement.  We received very little rain this summer and heat decided to stick around for another month and a half.  We hit record numbers for ...
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The summer months
It is always about the weather here at Arrowhead.  This spring we received heavy amounts of precipitation in both forms of snow and rain which then turned into snow melt and heavy amounts of runoff.  Now I am wondering where is the precip and can I have it ...
The summer months
The summer months
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Why are those reflectors on the course?
You may notice that on a few of the fairways there are reflective driveway markers along the edges.  We start work every morning at 4:30am to make sure that the course is mowed and set up for the 7:30am shotgun tournaments.  Because we mow in the dark with ...
Why are those reflectors on the course?
Why are those reflectors on the course?
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