It's simple, it's free and it's guaranteed to be 70' and dry.  From now until the end of October you can take a golf lesson in one of our two winter golf studios.  You'll get a little better now and learn how you can truly improve your game over those cold winter months.

To sign up for your FREE lesson stop in the shop or give Dan Lehmann a call at 760-4652.

Greens Update

Ask any golfer and I’d be willing to bet that they would say the putting greens are the most important part of any golf course. It’s not surprising given that the greens involve, on average, two thirds of all golf shots during a round. Hang around the pub following any competitive rounds and they generate most of the comments made by golfers (good and bag). The agronomic needs of the putting green turf and the demands of the contemporary golfer pose many challenges to maintaining golf greens. Providing a balance between these needs is the cornerstone skill for all course superintendents.

On Wednesday we are going to be doing some greens remediation work. The process is called “Dry-Ject” and we performed a demonstration of the process on the 18th hole a few months ago. The process requires a special machine that injects water at high pressure to fracture the compacted sub-soil and then, in a fraction of a second, the vacuum effect of the jet of water is followed by a blast of sand into the hole. Following some cleanup, the process leaves a perfectly filled aerification hole.

Greens constructed prior to the 1970’s were most commonly referred to as “push up greens”. Generally speaking a "pushup green" was literally pushed up or slightly elevated to distinguish itself from the other landscaping around it. Hence, the green was pushed up. Most greens built pre 1970 are a type of pushup. While most greens built after this era are sand greens trying to match or matching with USGA recommended guidelines for putting green construction.

Sand greens are typically firmer, allow for a lower mower height, and drain more quickly than push up style greens. Superintendents can augment push up greens through a number of practices- core aerification, top dressing, and verticutting.

DryJect allows you to:
  • Aerate, amend and topdress in one pass, allowing a smooth surface that’s ready for play in an hour.
  • Help new sod knit to the soil below by creating channels filled with amendment, allowing roots to penetrate deeper.
  • Punch through sports turf, allowing better root proliferation.
  • Combine soil modification with aeration for increased soil benefit.
  • Apply up to 250% more material than traditional topdress applications.