BGCC Turf Bulletin
May 10, 2018
The 2018 season is off to another cold start, similar to 2017 & 2016.
The first question of the season has been answered... we are open!
The second question... when will the greens speed up?
Here’s what we need before setting summer heights & speed:
- Soil temperatures to consistently reach 10 to 15 degrees Celsius for good plant growth.
- Full recovery from fall/spring aeration holes & any winter damage.
The cold spring has us a good 3 weeks behind what would be considered normal temperatures. In the last 3 springs, April has been acting more like a winter month than spring. Let’s hope this trend does not continue!
Long range forecasts have May remaining cooler, which means current spring conditions will continue. We ask all members to have patience; weather unfortunately does not follow the BGCC calendar.
Inevitably, warm weather is on its way and the course will soon be in summer mode.
And our two favourite questions will be answered :-))
About the Author
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.Follow on Twitter More Content by Dean Baker