Friday, May 30, 2014

Contamination Removal Update

The contamination removal is progressing as planned. We have completed Phase 1 of the removal. There has been so much contamination removed, any existing contamination is difficult to locate. There are very few (if any) golf courses implementing this process on ultra dwarf putting greens. This process has saved revenue loss, improved the playability and aesthetics of the putting surfaces and most of all improved the integrity of the putting surfaces for the long term. The pictures below are of a rectangular plug that was installed a week ago. The very small areas (similar to a ball mark) are where we applied a herbicide with a sponge tube. These areas will not be plugged, but topdressed with green sand. The small areas will be filled-in in 7 - 10 days. Phase 2 will consist of removing what little contamination is still in the putting surfaces. I am confident we will have an estimated 98% clean ultradwarf bermudagrass putting surfaces by the end of July.