June Update

June is one of the busiest outing months that we have. This June was no different with ten outings. What does this mean for the grounds crew? Well we enjoy having the outings and presenting the best possible course for our guests. We also will do much of our work in the dark, with early start times it helps us prepare the course ahead of a shotgun start. Our earliest start time this month was 4:00 am.

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Bucks Run Golf Club Mowing in the dark June outings

I’m thankful for many things; first and foremost I’m thankful for my family. Another thing that I’m thankful for is that we did not have any winter injury on our greens. We did however receive damage to the roughs and fairways. With the recent warm weather and a fertilizer application, the roughs are just about completely healed in. We have tried a few different methods for our fairways with varying degrees of success. Most large areas that were damaged have or will be sodded. The winter damage that we received on the fairways still baffles me, some areas quickly recovered on their own like they do every year, and other areas look the same as they did in March. We will keep at it and just be thankful we are talking about a few ugly spots on fairways and not greens.

You may have noticed Milk Weed popping up in some of our fescue areas. We did a spot spray for weeds this week to eliminate some Clover, Field Horsetail and various other broadleaf weeds. We only sprayed the Milk Weed in areas that would come into play. In other out of play areas, the Milk Weed was left alone. Milk Weed is a great host to many pollinators including the Monarch Butterfly; we want to do whatever we can to provide a good environment for pollinators.

Bucks Run Golf Club Mt. Pleasant MI Hole #17 Summer Golf

We hope to see you on the course. Have a great day and remember, repair your ball marks. Also don't forget to follow us on Twitter @bucksrungc and Facebook for timely updates and news.

Bucks Run Golf Club Mt. Pleasant MI Hole #18 June Golf

Posted by admin at Jun 26, 2014 Category: June 2014