I have had several questions, as well as complaints over our Fairways the last couple of days. Transition is always the hardest to understand. “We have had perfect fairways with rye since last September, Whats wrong with our Fairways now?” Ryegrass is a cool season grass, and with the Hot weather over the past couple of weeks we have seen the natural transition to bermuda grass. Some spots are more thin than others, and for several reasons; competition between the rye and bermuda grass, winterkill damage from 2014, heavy traffic(landing areas) will also result in weak areas of bermuda. Over the next month we will be making weekly Fertilizer applications to help encourage the Vamont to fill in any thin spots and to prepare for overseeding again in 6 weeks. The heat of the summer is here and will greatly help our Bermuda fill back in.
The Par 3’s were not overseeded, if you would like to compare to that of our fairways now and what our fairways were in the winter, that might help to solve any misunderstanding.