Thursday, November 11, 2010

First Snow!

10 fairway
We have been spoiled with the warm weather so far this fall, but Mother Nature is finally bringing us some much needed moisture in the form of snow!  Although we only have about 1" on the ground the course received .3" of rain yesterday.
Snow might be bad for golf, but snow cover can be a blessing for a golf course.  Even though the grass is still green this time of year it is putting all of its resources into preparing for dormancy.  This means that it does not have the ability to recover from high volumes of golf traffic like it can during the summer.  The snow acts like a blanket of insulation over the turf, protecting it from extreme cold temperatures as well as protecting it from golfer traffic.

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