Well I'm happy to report that this year we finally got a handle on this pest. Here's a picture of the 6th fairway in the same area but taken just the other day early in the morning.
I can't say enough how excited I am about the successful suppression of this pesky disease. I really look forward to next year as I think the fine turf will be even better as we will have overseeded with chewings fescue a couple times before then. Many of you have expressed that the fairways are the best they've been in ages and I would have to agree but there is still much room for improvement.
On a side note, are some of you wondering what these dead spots are on 13 and 14?
Well lets just say this is one of those things that just happens and is almost completely unavoidable. What happened is we were spraying fertilizer on the fairways and the center spray boom malfunctioned and wouldn't shut off. The center spray boom is not visible by the operator so unfortunately the problem was not noticed until some turf had been overdosed. It goes to show that fertilizer can make things pretty, and green but it also can be a good herbicide in higher doses. And, what about this dead spot on the putting green???
This dead spot could have been avoided. It was caused by a spilled drink during one of our recent events. We understand accidents happen but the Committee is exploring the idea of serving all adult beverages in the future using one of these very classy spill proof containers.