13 tee is progressing nicely! We actually have some decent grass that has filled in the voids and the tee is looking healthy. We are planning on opening the tee starting Monday, May 18th for the U.S. Open Qualifer Tournament. As stated in prior posts, keeping the tee in this condition moving forward is going to require removing trees. This area is being pushed to the top of the list for this falls removals.
I also wanted to address a question I have been asked by both you and my staff, "Why are there two large orange spots on 5 green"? If you remember last year we had large scale winter kill on these two spots. We reseeded these areas with bent grass. The orange color you see is a side effect from our poa annua seedhead suppression application. This application prevents the annoying seedhead that makes greens bumpy in the spring. The side effect of the application is the bent grass turning off color. The orange color is always more pronounced in younger bent grass plants. Luckily this is only temporary and it will dissipate in the next week or so.
You may also have noticed the rain shelters are currently being rebuilt. They are stronger and drier than ever!!
As you can see we are busy, busy, busy!!