Even though the temperatures are up we are still keeping golfers off the course. Many of you want to know what's holding things up? Although the frost is gone from the surface and even 12 inches down, the water is perched above the frozen soil below that. This creates a layer of soft mushy soil. When traffic (foot or cart) presses down on this soil the neighboring soil is pushed up. This also creates a tighter pore space in the soil compressed which will make it harder for the soil to "breathe" during the coming summer months. As a result that soil will be more susceptable to more diseases and stresses. It also creates a bumpier surface that is hard to smooth out. With this in mind we are choosing to err on the side of protecting the greens. I know it's frustrating right now but we hope you appreciate it during the season.
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