Tuesday, August 11, 2015
DryJect. The DryJect process, as you can see in the video, uses high pressure water to inject sand into the greens. This process eliminates the mechanical removal of material from the greens which is the main cause for bumpy greens following aerification. In the video you can see the sand being delivered through the tubes into the injection chamber and then being injected into the green.
Profile Porous Ceramic which will aid in firmness and water movement in the green. We also injected Harrell's Divot Recovery Mix which has MaXand, EarthMAX, and Milorganite into one green to test how it would aid the green in recovery and overall health. The options for this process are almost limitless and the return on investment, almost priceless.
DryJect of Tennessee, and his assistant Patrick, for providing this service for us. Was it worth it financially? The greens were injected on Wednesday and Thursday. We did over 400 rounds Friday-Sunday with zero discounts and zero serious complaints (always have that one person, you know). I had some of my biggest critics come up and tell me how nice the greens looked and how well they were rolling. Time will definitely tell but as for now I feel it is worth every penny spent.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
In today's world of golf course maintenance, bunkers have taken on a whole different meaning. Bunkers are considered a hazard but for many golf course superintendents they consume the most time and money from their budgets, just behind greens. In many cases good golfers, especially professional golfers, will aim at the bunkers because they are almost assured of a close to perfect lie or at least one that is relatively consistent and predictable.
Please do your part and rake your tracks out of the bunkers, fix your ball marks on the greens, fill your divots on tees and in fairways, put your trash in the trash cans, ect. In general, treat the golf course as if you own it and want it to be the best it can possibly be each and every day.