Monday, April 28, 2014

More winter damage discussion

While winter is behind us, some of the area courses have damage that still lingers.  FCC suffered minor damage to the practice putting green.  Last week we sodded a portion of that damage and the remainder will fill in after a brief time.  Below is a link to a radio interview done with a Michigan State University Professor that describes the winter we had and the steps that Superintendents took.

Radio Interview Link

This will give you some idea of why we added snow to the greens during the winter at times and also why we cleared the snow off the greens at other times.  We were fortunate to escape with minor blemishes, other poa greens in the Midwest were not so fortunate with many courses having to play on temp greens for a few months.