|Winter Update and Status|
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 12:13 PM PST
We have been monitoring the condition of the greens on both courses. The unprecedented weather has caused concern throughout SE Michigan. The extreme cold and ice formation is dangerous to turf in all areas but especially on greens. We have been removing snow and ice where appropriate, covering the more at risk greens with permeable covers and generally worrying about the surviveability of the turf in these conditions.
Dr. Kevin Frank from MSU was here today to look at several greens. It is too early to know if there is any turf loss or the extent of loss if it occurs. We will keep you informed as conditions permit.
Friday, February 28, 2014
We are not alone
Below is a post from the Oakland Hills Country Club grounds blog, they are located in the suburbs of Detroit and are a top 20 Club in the nation. Just one example that we are not alone in our fight to keep turf alive in very tough conditions: