Thursday, August 7, 2014


We have been experiencing some pretty HOT temperatures within the last few weeks. As the temperature increases, the humidity decreases. Low humidity will dry the surfaces of the greens very quickly. During times like these, we will be syringing the putting surfaces (especially the new plugs and sod). This practice cools the surface of the putting surface and provides adequate moisture for turfgrass health. Some areas will receive more moisture than others. Moisture management is critical for plant health, playability and aesthetics of the putting surfaces. Syringing will focus on specific areas necessary for moisture. The alternative is turning on the irrigation heads, which waste water and may provide too much moisture for the greens and surrounding areas. Wes Denmon (Assistant Superintendent) is syringing #11 green below.