Quail Dunes Maintenance Report 10/1/2020
With minimum staffing and seven (7) tournaments/events, keeping up with regular course maintenance was the top priority for the Maintenance Staff in September. Overall, Staff is pleased with the results their rehab efforts have produced, especially when taking into account the hot, dry conditions Spring/Summer threw their way. While fall conditions do not mean the work is over, the longer nights and cooler temperatures will be a welcome sight as we head towards the conclusion of what has been a long, stressful 2020 season for everyone at Quail Dunes. Grass growth is already slowing, resulting in a need for less mowing and irrigation… a positive for both the equipment and irrigation system needing some downtime and maintenance. The attitudes, effort, and commitment of Staff during a rehab/recovery year cannot be overstated enough… something we hope is apparent with the product we are able to roll out heading into October.
- Continued all regular mowing of the grounds (ACTs, greens, fairways) including routine mowing of the rough, first cut, and the driving range. Continued mowing native areas throughout the Course as well as the grass west of the Maintenance Shop.
- Continued extensive maintenance/rehab work on all 20 greens in September. Work included the rolling and hexing of the greens, along with extensive daily repair of ball marks. Liquid applications of surfactants, growth agents, and amendments continued through the month, with less need anticipated come the cooler fall temperatures.
- Continued acid injections in with the fairway watering to combat LDS issues.
- Continued mapping/data collection of greens conditions with a Multispectral Drone utilized by Maintenance Staff to give us additional ways of monitoring the turf.
- Cups continue to be cut on an every other day basis.
- De-sanitation and cleaning of Course bathrooms continues to take place on a daily basis.
- Continued work of filling, leveling, and seeding areas of need throughout the Course.
- Continued trimming work in areas of need throughout the Course with both hand and walk behind trimmers.
- Replaced the bearing motor and fan assembly to complete repairs to Pro Shop Grille freezer.
- All Course equipment maintained/serviced including repairs to tee mowers, rough mower, John Deere fairway unit, sidewinder, and grinding of all necessary blades and reels.
- Continued irrigation maintenance with repairs to main and lateral breaks, spot watering, flushing/repair to various heads in need throughout the Course.
- Sprayed 1200 gallons of selective herbicide throughout the Course to combat puncture vine and other late blooming noxious weeds.
- Performed maintenance work on maintenance roads with the box scraper.
- Made repairs to Pro Shop fuel tank.
- ‘Covid sticks’ were removed from the greens flags by Pro Shop Staff, per their wishes.
- Continued repair work needed on the greens from damage inflicted by golfers including divots to 6, 4, and 12… as well as numerous putter gashes repaired.
- Tee times moved back to 8:00 due to frost and longer night weather conditions.