Hole Notes March 2019

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rently have not taken any plugs inside. We did remove melting snow in the days leading up to the freeze up. Shoveled many troughs in fronts of greens and anywhere surface drainage struggles to get off fairways. We did not apply black sand, etc., on ice that did accumulate. I currently do not see any snow mold issues. I use covers on nineteen greens. Fourteen with Excelsior and five with GreenJackets. Greens were heavily top dressed then deep-tined with ½” solid tines to 8” deep. This process has proven worth the effort and cost, as even this year, the only greens that have ice accumulated within the Excelsior have shade issues, all other greens are completely dry and clear. Four greens (including nurseries) are top dressed and deep-tined but not covered. They are all clear of ice except where shade is present. I used to have Toro Turf Guards two years ago, but have not put them back in. Page 26

We put out our snow mold a little earlier this year and will likely continue that in the future. Glad we applied snow molds earlier than later. 18 Hole Private Golf Course: South Central MN Joke: Did you hear about the dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac? Apparently, he lays awake all night wondering if there really, truly, is a Dog. We have hard snow and ice under eight inches of powder snow. In contrast to many courses around us, the early snow lingered on fairways, greens and tees after the melt in early January. Some areas

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