Friday, May 31, 2019

Rain Rain go Away

Mother nature has put the course drainage here at Adams Pointe to the test this month. We have seen rain 13 days totaling over 11" for the month of May. This following 6" during the month of April. As with everything, there are advantages and disadvantages with the ample amount of precipitation. On the positive side, we have not had to run an irrigation cycle yet this year and the turf is relatively healthy and growing. Unfortunately, the grass is growing so quickly and it seems to be raining practically every day. This makes it difficult to keep up with our mowing schedule. The thick, wet turf leads to an inconsistent cut and clumps of grass clippings.     

It has been just over a year since the completion of our bunker renovation project. The Better Billy Bunker system is working as promised as far as how much rain it can take in and drain off. Unfortunately, rain causes more than just drainage issues. Heavy downpours still wash sand down from the high flashed edges on some of the bunkers. 
Fortunately, we have had a good amount of sunshine the last few days. The course is drying out and we have been able to mow the fairways and roughs everyday this week. We are just about caught up.  

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