Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Throwing Sand"--Explaining Why We Topdress Greens

Once the wet weather subsides we will return to our normal maintenance schedule on the greens which will include our 7 to 10 day vertical mowing and topdressing routine.  Of all the maintenance activities we perform on the golf course on a routine basis, topdressing of the greens has to be the one that I get the most questions and comments about.  I have been thinking about a way of describing or explaining what our process is and luckily found someone who has already done it, and has done an excellent  job.

Adam Garr, Golf Course Superintendent at Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield, Michigan has put together, in my opinion, one of the best detailed, descriptive videos on the process of topdressing greens that I have seen.  If you take the few minutes to view his video below you will know why we topdress the greens on such a routine basis and will hopefully appreciate all the hard work and effort our staff puts in to having firm, fast greens.

It is great when you can find valuable information and techniques on other golf course superintendents blogs.  Thanks to Adam and his staff for allowing us to post this to our blog.  I hope you find the information useful.


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