Kevin is currently the certified superintendent at La Rinconada Country Club. Kevin was the Director of Maintenance at Lahontan Golf Club for over 14 years. Some of the responsibilities over the expanse of his career include the daily upkeep of multiple golf courses, natural resources, environmental compliance, and roads and streets. The wide ranging expertise has come from a combination of education and experiences. Degrees in Meteorology (1987 University of Nebraska/Lincoln), and Horticulture (1992 Colorado State), complete the formal side of this important combination of qualifications. A lifetime of experience around golf courses, and the game of golf was provided by Kevin's father.
I have been asked if we transitioned the tee boxes at the same time as the rest of the course last fall, and the short answer is yes. The tees received the same treatment last fall, however we did not treat the tees with the same aggressive herbicides as was used on the rest of the course. The reason this was done was that the tees would have become too thin with the lack of growth due to the herbicides and the amount of traffic from play. Now is the time to apply the herbicides and start to kill the annual bluegrass because the desirable grasses will grow in the warmer temperatures. In the mean time tees will be off color for about 6 weeks while the rye grass grows in.