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Los Gatos, California, United States
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.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring is in the air and the grooming of the golf course has picked up. Obviously when the temperatures increase the grass grows more, but what might not be as obvious the adjustments that need to be made within maintenance to keep up with these changes. 

The biggest priority is keeping the Poa in check. It is going to seed and we have applied pre-emergent herbicides to combat that seed from germinating. Mowers need to pick up the clippings and dispose of the seed laden material off the golf course. Areas around greens that are very high in Poa are being sodded to prevent tracking of seed. And the Poa herbicides are being applied nearly daily to keep the Poa stressed and the rye and fescue strong and growing.

We have waited a long time for the new grass to mature and I am happy where that is today and how the golf course is playing coming off of aerification two weeks ago. It feels good to be moving into the time of year when course conditions are at their best.


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