Next Special "Clippings" Re: Course Maintenance Update

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Notes from the Anthem Greens Committee

Every week, Golf Course Superintendent Cory Wood sends out a briefing to keep Club management informed of what his team accomplished during the two-day closures. Here is his latest report on this week’s closures.

Overview of what was accomplished during Ironwood 6/22 & 6/23 course closure:

             Aerified #2 fairway to a depth of 5"

Topdressed #2 fairway with 50 cubic yards of sand

             Topdressed #13 fairway landing zone with 6 cu yds of Profile Ceramic product

             Mowed collars to height of .350" to mechanically remove ryegrass

             Double cut all fairways to height of .475"

             Mowed all tees to height of .475"

             Mowed all approaches to height of .475"

             Balanced sand in Practice bunkers

             Applied liquid fertilizer to roughs

             Removed 30 cubic yards of desert broom and volunteer Palo Verdes

             Continued trimming trees

Began checking nozzles, arcs, rotation & pressure of all irrigation heads

Overview of what was accomplished during the 6/20 & 6/21 closure on Persimmon:

             Aerified all greens with 3/8" tines on 2.5 x 2.5 centers to a depth of 2 1/2"

             Verticut all greens two times to a depth of 1/8"

             Topdressed all greens with a USGA/Profile blend

             Applied soil amendments on all greens

             Applied a preventative fungicide on fairways for fairy ring control

             Applied a wetting agent on all turf and fertilized thin areas on tees and fairways

             Balanced the sand in the practice bunker

             Mowed all fairways to height of .475"

             Mowed all tees and approaches to height of .475"

             Mowed all rough to height of 1"

             Continued tree trimming work

Began checking nozzles, arcs, rotation & pressure of all irrigation heads

We will continue to forward these progress reports throughout the summer as we rotate the courses to perform important maintenance tasks. As always, if you have questions, feel free to write the Committee at anthemgreens@icloud.com

Pete Hatt

Chairman

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