Fall Green Speed

September 19, 2017 Dean Baker

Fall Green Speed

We have enjoyed a great summer with healthy greens & consistent green speed. As we head into the fall, we begin to prepare the greens for the winter ahead. At this time we will be raising our cutting height on greens from .120” to .130”. This promotes stronger root growth and a healthier plant. With this, the greens will roll slower. Our summer speed averaged 10.5 to 11 feet. Fall green speeds should average 10 feet.

We continue to enjoy beautiful September weather, let’s hope it follows us into November!

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Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (27 years). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodelling 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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