Willow Oaks Country Club Golf Course Updates

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Spring Aeration

Golf Course Closed March 27-31


February Golf Course Update

Winter Projects, Bunker Maintenance, and Greens Aeration Schedule


Air Movement and Fan Video

I took this video to show the efficacy and performance of our new Turf Breeze portable 50" Fan.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Nursery Green and the Beginning of Winter Projects

It is hard to believe that November is over half-way over and Thanksgiving is less than a week away.  Our team is knee deep in leaf removal and the beginning of winter projects.  It is hard to know or predict when we will be finished picking up leaves but with cooler weather on the way, project season is upon us.  You may have noticed some lines painted on #9 fairway.  We have marked the irrigation in preparation for drainage installations next week.  We have two projects planned for #9 fairway including the landing area in front of the left fairway bunker and the horizontal swale across the fairway just beyond the fairway bunkers.  An additional 8-9 more drainage projects are planned across the course this winter as weather permits.  Our team is also checking and adjusting bunker sand depths around the course.

Winter is the ideal time to drop dead and damaged trees on the golf course.  With the ground frozen and limited play, tree work is much safer and easier on the turf.  Many trees suffered storm damage from a severe thunderstorm in July and hurricanes Matthew and Hermine and will have to be removed.  We plant new trees in key places around the course to replace these damaged trees.

If you enjoy the next few days of warm weather on the golf course, you will probably notice a large cover on the nursery green behind 16 green.  This green has been renovated, seeded and covered.  The cover insulates the green and allows the seed to germinate even under cool weather conditions.  The cover is permeable to allow air movement and water infiltration.  The nursery green gives us a place to pull turf from to repair damaged areas on greens.  It is also a great place to research new products and cultivation techniques before putting them into action on the golf course.

Nursery Green covered to allow seed to germinate

Have a great Thanksgiving,

Jordan Booth, CGCS

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