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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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Timing is Everything

Timing is everything including golf course maintenance.


There are times of the year when plant needs can be addressed without affecting playability, however the last few weeks course playability has needed to be a priority for some of the most important tournaments of the  year. The Chapman and Wildcat Tournaments were big successes, and it was both satisfying and challenging to provide great course conditions during these events. The Chapman and Wildcat were interspersed between 3 large outside events at a crucial time for control of the Poa that is germinating in our newly established rye fescue blend. The thing that I want you to know is that we were able to get the entire course sprayed 3 times in this 3 week window where 5 important, highly attended events occurred. It was accomplished by good planning and timing, and great execution by my staff. As a result of these sprays the course will be a little off color, and the Poa will be set back significantly. The color will bounce back just in time for the Ladies Invitational in a couple of weeks. Good timing!!!!

New turf showing great color 

Check Out The Practice Area Bunker and Artificial Hitting Tee

There are 4 different bunker rakes in the practice bunker that I would like for you to try. If there is one you like more than another let me know. Additional rakes need to be ordered but before that is done we want to be sure that we have the rake and handle that you favor. The prices range from $40.00 to $12.00 per rake and there are about 140 rakes needed for the 63 bunkers on the course.

Bunker rakes in the practice bunker
By the right hand side of the hitting tee there is a board set up with 3 different types of artificial turf. This is to evaluate their use on the practice area as needed during the winter and for outside group events.

Kevin

1 comment:

Runaway Fox said...

If you are a member of a golf course or a weekend warrior, we all need to understand our role in caring for maintenance of the course. This is especially true if you are a guest, it shows respect for the course and its members.

Jhay @ golf membership