Summer Stress Update – July 24, 2015
I wanted to give you all an update on our greens. Unfortunately, we are experiencing some bacterial wilt. We usually experience some of this every summer on a few greens. I do not want to alarm anyone, but thought you needed to know. We have areas of bacterial wilt on most greens. Some are worse than others. I believe the reason we have more than usual was from pushing the greens too far during the wet conditions of the Trans-Miss Championship. We are on top of the situation and have implemented all the tools to resolve the problem. From past experience, this will take some time and help from Mother Nature providing cooler night time temperatures to grow out of it. The 3.2” of rain Monday night and 100 degree temperatures is not helping the problem. If you are wondering about a little slower green speeds, we have raised mowing height and will not be mowing and rolling on the same day for a while. The rest of the course is in great shape and I’m sure the greens will be back to normal soon. Thank you for your patience. I will continue to keep you posted.