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Clippings!

Anyone who's played over the last week or so has noticed a dramatic increase in grass clippings throughout the golf course. First, I would like to apologize for the mess! We strive to be the absolute best we can be each and everyday, but some weeks we miss some marks. This week was one of those weeks.


The increase in clippings is caused by 2 things. 1, the rain and humidity we had last week has made a big change in bermudagrass growth. Our mowing frequency has increased, but despite this, the grass is growing faster than we can mow it! Generally speaking, this is a good problem to have and I am, by no means, complaining about the rain or the growth! But I do know that it lessens the experience for you all, so we will, and always will, strive to be better!


The second contributing factor is that our large turbine blower is currently out of service. We are waiting on a parts from both Toro and from Kohler. And of course, it seems like everything these days are back ordered! We are hopeful to have it operational by the end of next week, but you never know. We have also ordered a new, more reliable blower but it is 12-18 months out.


In the meantime we will continue to blow clippings by hand, drag clippings to disperse them, and to increase mowing frequency!

Thank you all for your patience!

Maddie

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kathy1putt
29. aug. 2023

Mattie, You and your crew are doing a terrific job during these difficult times, i.e. weather, equipment malfunctions, etc. Don't look at my plants🤣. Happy I don't have grass! Thanks for all the "green" out there.

Lik

Pat Leaver
Pat Leaver
27. aug. 2023

The mowing in the rough and around the greens has left grass of varying heights. The mower appears to miss sections most likely because clippings pile up over un-mowed grass. Will they sections be re-mowed to level the consistency of the grass?

Lik
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