Course Update...Summer Conditions

July 8, 2019 Dean Baker

Course Update… Summer Conditions

July… We are finally into summer after a very long wet spring. Course conditions are favourable and ready for a busy summer schedule. As we have heard from many members, the course is in great shape, with greens running true, consistent and at a good speed. Our current summer speed suits the majority of our membership, while maintaining a good pace of play on the course. With our maintenance schedule set for the summer, any changes on the course and greens will be based on our Monday maintenance schedule and of course the weather.

For the greens… they continue to stay healthy and growing, mainly to help with our heavy summer traffic. The greens will hold a good speed into the afternoon, but will naturally slow down late afternoon early evening.

During times of extreme heat and drought, mowing and or rolling may be adjusted in a priority of health. Changes such as this will be posted to the membership.

The best indicator for daily greens condition (roll & speed) will always be the practice putting green. The putting green is the best place to start.

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Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (Since 1989). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodeling and renovation of this historic 1922 Stanley Thompson design. Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he remains involved with the program he graduated from, Associate Diploma in Turf Management. There he lends his expertise as an instructor to upcoming turf managers, by instructing the Human Resources for Turf Managers Course.

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