Category Archives: Cultural Practices

Bunker Maintenance

Since the renovation of the bunkers last year to the Better Billy Bunkers the GCM staff has been experimenting with different types of daily maintenance operations to provide constant playable bunkers. Over the last month we have found our new … Continue reading


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Aerification

Early spring aerification is behind us and the next aerification is scheduled for early May. Each aerification performed is a necessary cultural practice to remove organic matter and provide open channels for water to pass through and gases to be … Continue reading


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Greens Aerification – Postponed

Due to inclement weather, aerification is postponed until Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. The date will be determined by the weather and possible snow accumulations which are being predicted.


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#11/#14 Tree Canopy Lift

Over the years the tree lines on #11 and #14 have slowly grew and intruded into the fairways. Some points of the fairway were not accessible off the tee box from tree canopies blocking the line of flight. Recently, through rain … Continue reading


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Fescue Aerification

This past week we began aerifing all the fescue beds around the course. Earlier that week the course received several inches of rain loosening the ground and providing a soft surface to puncture a hole with the aerifier. These aerification … Continue reading


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Fall Aerification

Our Fall aerification has come and gone. On September 10th and 11th the final aerification for the year was completed.  We began in the afternoon following in behind the Susan G. Komen outing and finished the front nine in the evening. Everything went as … Continue reading


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Fall Aerification

We will begin aerifying greens Monday afternoon, the 10th, following an outing. Our goal is to work into the evening completing the aerification process on the front nine greens. Tuesday, the 11th, our staff will touch up the front nine … Continue reading


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