BGCC Turf Bulletin
Summer Questions for Dean on the Green
Tick awareness on the course:
A few members have been bitten by ticks on the golf course. Ticks will bite like a mosquito or wasp, but also burrow into your skin. It is most important to remove the tick quickly. Ticks like other biting insects are part of our environment. Protection from these insects comes down to more awareness than insect spray repellents. Ticks tend to dwell in forested areas, i.e. high grasses, wooded areas, ravines, creeks, etc. The best deterrent for ticks is to stay out of their environment. They will often be encountered when looking for lost golf balls. Please use caution when entering these areas.
Toronto golf courses have reported stands of hogweed in wooded areas. As of now, none has been sited at BGCC but we caution members entering wooded/forest areas looking for golf balls.
Sap from hogweed can burn skin & severely damage eyesight. Anyone suspecting (sighting) this plant on the course, please let pro shop or turf staff know immediately!
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