We hope you have been enjoying your summer. We had a successful aeration of greens and tees. We also completed an additional practice called Dryject on the greens in conjunction with the traditional aeration process of pulling cores. We did this same process in the spring aeration as well.
The Dryject process is a highly efficient aeration process that modifies soil more effectively than traditional aeration methods. DryJect uses a high-speed, water-based injection system to infiltrate the aeration holes through the root zone in the soil. The process also allows us to put additional sand into the greens’ surface with less disturbance, without making as many sizable holes. The sand, suggested by the USGA, used to complete the Dryject process was imported from Oklahoma, as the Dryject process requires dried sand that is not available in Colorado in large quantities.
We are eager to complete our approach and fairway aeration. We are more than half way complete and anticipate completing this process by the end of next week, weather permitting.
A fertility application is also being made this week to all areas to feed the turf throughout the fall.
Thank you for your understanding while we complete these important agronomic practices.
Just a friendly reminder to repair your marks as well as one other on every green and fill divots in the fairways. This will make your course more enjoyable for those who are playing behind you!
-The Grounds Team