Prepping for Fall

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley

Here at Bucks Run Golf Club, fall is coming fast. In my opinion, cool mornings and beautiful colors always make for the best time to golf in Michigan. As I am sure you know, the dry summer came to an abrupt end with us seeing close to 7” of rain in August. Thankfully, when the Fisher family built Bucks Run, they did all the right things, including adding a superb drainage system.

While fall may mean college football and color changes to some, it means something different to any Turf Manager. This time of year is about focusing on turf health going into winter. Our main focuses include recovering the compacted soil from thousands of rounds of golf and maintenance equipment and getting roots driving downward. Today, we will begin aerification of our fairways.

The Grounds Staff is also preparing our second fairway height nursery for seeding this coming week. This nursery is located at the far-end of the driving range. This nursery was originally harvested and laid on #17’s Men’s Tee as part of that renovation. We will be seeding our new nursery with a newer cultivar of Bentgrass, which is more drought and disease resistant. This new batch of sod will be used in future projects and for the leveling of a few tees. 

Below, is our new nursery site, post Round-Up application.

Below, we also have a small fairway height nursery, as well as a greens nursery on-site.

As always, we hope to see you out enjoying a round of golf here soon, and please continue to repair your ball marks. Have a great week!

Posted by admin at Aug 30, 2016 Category: August 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Fall, Maintenance, Aerification, Nursery