Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wider Fairways

At the request of many patrons we have widened the fairways a bit. Many of you have said the fairways are getting to narrow. Today we mowed all fairways with one added pass to each side of the fairway. They have now gone from 8 stripes to 10.

- Posted from the rough

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


We have been doing some sodding of late. We have been fixing some of the bunker ends that have seen years of entrances and exists from the trap machine. We have also been doing green side bunker tops. Where the sand has been blasted out from shots. These areas get rather hot and burnt up during the heat of the summer.

Bunker on 9

Right side of 17 before


Right side 17 Green Side Before


Left side 3 Green Side

-- Post From My iPad

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of our leagues that played Hiawatha this year. Not sure how many of you read this blog, but thought I should say thank you.

This season has been a tough one on the turf. Specifically, here at the end of August. Unfortunately, we have had some turf loss on a handful of greens and a couple fairways. So, I just want to let you all know we are addressing these areas. The affected greens were seeded last week. We will go after fairways here as soon as we can. We will also doing a bit of sodding.

Thanks Again

Friday, September 3, 2010

USGA Regional Update- Must Watch

This video describes conditions and damage from the Mid Atlantic region. However, it very much mirrors the weather and conditions here in the Central Region.

This weeks USGA Regional Update is a video presented by Darin Bevard. This is a must watch!! Click on the link below.

USGA Regional Video Update

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Weather Changes Plans

Well, due to the 1" of rain we received today, we cannot aerate as planned. We only did a couple of the practice greens. They were really wet.

So, in the short term we will Veritcut the thin areas on greens to help create a seed bed. Then we will seed and fertilize.

The equipment is being used by one of our other course next Tuesday and subsequently will go to the other courses in our system.

We are scheduled for our regular aeration date on Sept 27th. Hope the weather works out.


- Posted from iPhone.