Entries by lrg_admin

Farewell to the Irrigation Contractor

According to the experts, leaf season in WNC is supposed to be the best that it has been in years. The above average dry conditions are one of the main factors that contribute to this.  Normally the leaf season begins when temperatures become cooler and I have already noticed some maple trees teasing us with […]

Back Nine Holes To Reopen September 11th

I am very excited to announce that the back nine holes will reopen on September 11th and all 18 holes will be open for play.  Construction cleanup should be complete then, but golfers may encounter a worker seeding or mowing.  Care should be taken to follow the intended routes as some holes will be cart […]

Finished!

Finished!  That’s a word we all have been waiting for since Laurel Ridge Country Club’s irrigation project began four months ago!  I am very happy to report that all of the new irrigation system has been installed and the pipe, wire and heads are all working properly.  The irrigation contractor will now go back through […]

Superintendent’s Golf Course Improvement Update

With the cool morning temperatures of late, pumpkin spice coffee will soon be needed!  These cooler temperatures are great for seed germination and the grass seed and sod areas are coming in nicely.  The seed also need wet growing conditions to germinate.  If you notice what you may consider excessive watering, that is what the […]

Rainfall Woes

Just as there are two sides to every story, so are there two sides to the occurrence of rain.  Too little rain hurts our growing seed and parts of the course that are yet to receive irrigation, while too much rain hinders progress for our irrigation contractor.  Ideally, one-half inch of rain once per week would […]

What a difference a week makes!

According to the Weather Channel, we just had the warmest average June temperature on record.  With temperatures reaching 92 degrees on the golf course last week, and no watering capabilities on the back 9 holes, I think it is pretty obvious why a new irrigation system is desperately needed.  The maintenance staff has devoted about […]