Today greens were mowed (single cut only), we collected moisture readings, and hand watered only where necessary. We also collected firmness readings to determine our starting point and establish rolling requirements beginning tomorrow (greens were rolled this past Saturday, Sunday, and yesterday).
TrueFrim 1st green @CGC1929 ahead of the first practice round of the #NCAmateur pic.twitter.com/p3e2r0lwGSFairways were mowed again today at 0.475" utilizing a "traditional" or "shadow" cut in a clockwise direction. Tees were walk mowed in the 6-12 direction at 0.325" (0.025" lower than yesterday). Approaches, surrounds, and par 3 fairways were triplexed right-to-left at 0.375". Also, we completed the mowing of all roughs.
— James Dennett (@jamesdennett) June 3, 2014
We touched up the bunkers, freshly painted all hazard lines, and did the usual tidying up of things (string trimming, pulled weeds from native areas, trimmed irrigation heads, and etc.). Today it was also necessary to mow the clubhouse entrance, front lawn, and event lawn.
Tonight there was a function at the clubhouse featuring Bradley Klein from Golfweek. Mr. Klein was briefly involved with the golf course restoration/renovation in 2008 by Kris Spence. Bradley arrived around lunch time today and had an opportunity to tour the course before tonight's presentation. The audience featured many Carolina members and distinguished guests. Bradley's talk focused on our favorite architect, Donald Ross and he tied most of his presentation back to Carolina and the wonderful restoration work by Kris Spence and his team!
@BKleinGolfweek addressing tonight's audience @CGC1929 about #DonaldRoss! pic.twitter.com/UrxoxMSX3f
— Matthew Wharton (@CGCGreenkeeper) June 3, 2014
It was an honor to be able to attend tonight's event as it was a celebration of Carolina Golf Club. Tomorrow morning is "dress rehearsal" for the staff as it applies to morning setup for the remainder of the championship, so that's all for now as I am off to get a few minutes rest.
See you on the course,
Golf Course Superintendent