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Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 8/11/17

As it has most of this week, it is raining once again.  After such a dry summer and fall last year, I will never complain about rain again.  We currently have received about 3 inches of rain since Monday morning.  The added benefit is that the rain has been steady and never too hard.  With our Ladies’ Member/Guest and Club Championships this week, my staff had to schedule tasks a little different than usual.  Even though the course was getting rain, we were still able to get the course mowed as close to normal as possible.

The following tasks were performed this week:

  • Mowed greens 6 times
  • Mowed T,C,A 3 times
  • Mowed fairways 3 times
  • Mowed Rough twice
  • Mowed clubhouse
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Changed pins 6 times
  • Filled divots
  • Sprayed greens
  • Trimmed trees at sand storage lot
  • Edged sprinkler heads
  • Weedeated creeks/ponds
  • Sprayed DR

Have a wonderful weekend!

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 8/4/17

I hope everyone has enjoyed the cooler temperatures this week!  I welcomed them with open arms after having a month of above-average temperatures.  The grass around the property is already showing signs of relief.  With the 10-15 day forecast looking very similar to this week, I am hoping it holds true and we have a cool Fall.  We have started preparing for Ladies’ Member/Guest, as well as the Golf Club Championships.  My staff looks forward to providing a great conditions next week for the upcoming tournaments.

The following were achieved on the course this week:

  • Mowed greens 6 times
  • Mowed T,C,A 3 times
  • Mowed fairways 3 times
  • Mowed rough twice
  • Mowed clubhouse
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Changed pins 3 times
  • Weedeated details
  • Sprayed fairways
  • Leveled irrigation heads
  • Added mulch/pressure washed #13 restroom
  • Cut trees #3 ladies’ tee/#2 fairway
  • Sprayed all beds at clubhouse
  • Sprayed most beds on course
  • Raked bunkers twice
  • Trimmed tree #5 tee
  • Aerway and sanded lower #9 fairway and upper #15 fairway

Have a great weekend!

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 7/28/17

It is hard to believe August will arrive next week.  Crews have been busy recovering and cleaning up from last week’s Men’s Member/Guest.  All said, the course held up well to 45 holes of golf over two days.  The ladies will host their Member/Guest event on August 8-9.  As I am typing, we are finally getting rain and cooler temperatures.  I have been talking to numerous superintendents around WNC that are getting too much rain.  I’m starting to believe that it is avoiding LRCC.  We had a good turnout for the Haywood Christian Ministries tournament on Wednesday.  We always have so many of our own members participate in this great charitable event.

The following tasks were accomplished this week:

  • Mowed greens 4 times
  • Mowed T,C,A 3 times
  • Mowed fairways 3 times
  • Mowed rough twice
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Mowed Clubhouse/tennis
  • Changed pins 4 times
  • Sprayed greens
  • Sprayed Tees
  • Sprayed greens surrounds
  • Backpack sprayed native
  • Laid sod at clubhouse
  • Fixed puddle areas on hole 7
  • Patched asphalt on numerous cart paths
  • Weedeated around pool and tennis
  • Applied granular wetting agent

Have a wonderful weekend!

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 7/21/17

What a busy week of preparation for our 2017 Men’s Member/Guest tournament.  Even though the tournament was Thursday, Friday and Saturday, preparations begin several weeks in advance.  Topdressing, irrigation cycles, spray applications, mowing heights, rolling frequency and scheduling must be planned carefully to accommodate this very important tournament at LRCC.  Agronomist Dean Wochaski was onsite Tuesday to see the course progress since his last visit in March.  Dean and I had a wonderful visit and exchanged many ideas.  During the past two weeks, the weather has been very warm, reaching 90 degrees six times so far.  The turf is starting to stress in some areas, so cooler temperatures would be a welcome sight.  The following were achieved on the course this week:

  • Mowed greens 6 times
  • Mowed T,C,A 3 times
  • Mowed fairways 4 times
  • Mowed rough 2 times
  • Rolled greens twice
  • Changed pins 5 times
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Sprayed fairways
  • Sprayed greens/surrounds
  • Sprayed greens rough
  • Sprayed native areas with selective herbicide
  • Sodded small areas on 14
  • Added step stones to 14 approach
  • Added asphalt patch to pot holes
  • Repainted line into holes 12, 13, 14
  • Edged the 100 yard markers and painted red
  • Hand-watered dry areas

Have a wonderful weekend,

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 6/30/17

We had a great week in golf maintenance.  Over the next two weeks, we are expecting several days of rain so many tasks had to be timed perfectly to avoid rainfall.  It is hard to believe that it is July and our annual Men’s and Ladies’ Member/ Guest tournaments are just around the corner.  We were able to solid tine vent the greens and green surrounds on Monday and Tuesday.  This process allows air, water, and nutrients to easily access the sub-surface soil profile that gets limited access during the golf months.  The process went smooth and the greens are almost fully recovered.

The following tasks were accomplished this week:

  • Mowed greens 5 times
  • Mowed T,C,A 3 times
  • Mowed fairways 3 times
  • Mowed Rough twice
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Mowed Clubhouse
  • Changed pins 3 times
  • Aerified greens
  • Aerified green surrounds
  • Sprayed greens
  • Sprayed green surrounds
  • Irrigation adjustment
  • Weedeated creeks/ponds
  • Planted Annual flowers at the entrance
  • Started removing stray tree suckers from the clubhouse grounds
  • Repaired drain #18

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 6/23/17

I believe we made it through the hurricane rain and winds.  We ended up only receiving about 1″ of rain as of Friday.  The course sure loved the rainfall and the nitrogen that comes with it.  We used the rain days that were too wet for mowing to clean some drainage lines that were struggling to accommodate the runoff.  The greens will be getting a small solid tine aerification on Monday morning.  We hope to solid tine the greens surrounds in the afternoons on one or two days next week as well.  Your ball roll will only be slightly affected and the holes should not be visible by the end of the week.

The following tasks were accomplished this week:

  • Mowed greens 5 times
  • Mowed T,C,A 3 times
  • Mowed Fairways 3 times
  • Mowed rough twice
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Mowed Clubhouse/tennis
  • Changed pins 4 times
  • Applied granular wetting agent
  • Sprayed fairways
  • Edged irrigation heads
  • Trimmed weeds on course
  • Repaired drains on holes 1,4,7, and 9
  • Planned & prepared for replacement of pool pump
  • Applied lime on greens surrounds
  • Bush-hogged #12

Have a great weekend,

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 6/2/17

Another busy week in golf course maintenance is in the books.  The week started with a Memorial Day tournament on Monday.  The 9 am shotgun start made for an extremely early start.  We continue to do our weekly maintenance items, and a few small projects as time allows.  Duane checked our greens speed on Tuesday and we averaged about a 10’5″.

The following tasks were accomplished this week:

  • Mowed greens 6 times
  • Mowed tees, collars, and approaches 3 times
  • Mowed fairways 3 times
  • Mowed rough twice
  • Mowed DR 3 times
  • Mowed Clubhouse/tennis/practice area
  • Changed pins 4 times
  • Sprayed tees
  • Sprayed fairways
  • Sprayed greens surrounds
  • Finished spraying crossbow in native areas
  • Blew clippings from wet grass twice
  • Hydroseeded trenches from parking light installation
  • Irrigation adjustment on holes 15-18, pg and 1-5
  • Started removing trees around sand storage that are shade issues
  • Continued waterfall repair work at the pool; almost complete

Have a great weekend,

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 5/13/17

We had a good week on the maintenance staff at LRCC.  The fairways are getting their color back from the temporary setback from the Kyllinga application and obviously, the Kyllinga itself has been killed.  We will be doing extremely low rates throughout the season to maintain the Kyllinga free turf.  The following were achieved on the course this week:

  • Mow greens 5 times
  • Mow tees, collars, and approaches 3 times
  • Mow fairways 3 times
  • Mow rough twice
  • Mow clubhouse, tennis, DR
  • Roll greens twice
  • Weedeat, edge, blow, rake bunkers
  • Rake bunkers twice
  • Spray all native areas with Crossbow
  • Spray Greens, tees, green surrounds with wetting agent
  • Spray clubhouse grounds with Roundup
  • Applied granular wetting agent to problematic areas
  • Change pins 4 times
  • Cleanup of a tree and limbs from storm damage

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent