Friday, August 12, 2011

180

Thankfully the weather has made a 180 degree turn.  The conditions present last week during the Men's Member-Member were almost unbearable.  Greens were saturated from the storm on Saturday, soil temperatures were well above what bentgrass can tolerate, air temperatures were pushing 100 and the humidity was nearly 85%.  Greens looked good, but below ground things were not pretty.  They were very much on life support.   
Today we are in a much different situation.  Humidity is very low, temperatures have dropped, and the soil in the greens has dried out significantly.  We are not out of the woods yet, but the tables are turning in favor of the cool season turf (bentgrass, bluegrass, fescue).  We will have more ups and downs with weather before the cool stuff is here to stay, but for now it's a welcomed break from summer. 

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