New Richmond Greens Maintenance Program

Greens

Greens are mowed seven days a week (weather permitting). This mowing frequency promotes dense turf and is the first step in day-to-day consistency. Our greens are mowed at .140 inches (9/64′) from opening day in April to early May. From May until mid-September the mowing height is .120 inches (15/128′). From mid-September to closing they are again mowed at .140 inches. Mowing at these low heights places severe physiological stress on the turf. Rooting depth, carbohydrate reserves, recuperative potential and tolerance to environmental stresses are all adversely affected. 

Vertical Mowing

Verticutting involves the use of vertically operated rigid blades that cut into the turf perpendicular to the soil. It is used to control grain (lateral growth of bentgrass) and is done with light contact to the turf every ten days to two weeks. 

Top Dressing

Topdressing is the distribution of a thin layer of sand to the turf. It is done to smooth the surface, control thatch for modification of the surface soil and to provide a firm, tight putting surface. We topdress every three weeks starting at the beginning of May when the turf is actively growing. We mow greens first, then tp dress. The material is brushed and watered in and we follow up with a second mowing. 

Rolling

This operation smoothes the putting surface and increases green speed up to 6 inches. Rolling 2 to 3 times each week during non-stress periods can be practiced without detriment to the turf. But care should be exercised to ensure that conditions are appropriate for this procedure. 

Growth Regulators

We use growth regulators throughout the growing season on greens, tees, and fairways. The product we use is called Primo (Trinaexapac-ethyl). On greens, application rates and frequency are based on growing degree days. Growth regulators become less effective during warm stretches of weather and must be applied more often. This product is typically applied every 4 to 5 days during the summer on greens. 

Fertilizing

Granular slow-release fertilizers are used at low rates every 4 weeks on greens. If adequate growth is observed and the greens are healthy we may delay or skip an application to help control plant growth.

Wetting Agents

Wetting agents are non-iconic surfactants that are applied monthly to greens. They reduce the surface tension of water molecules which allows them to infiltrate the soil more effectively. This helps maintain a firmer putting surface and allows us to use less water when irrigating. 

Pesticide Applications

Pesticides are applied to greens on a preventative basis. These applications help keep the turf healthy by reducing damage caused by insects and fungus diseases. Applications are made approximately every two weeks. 

Irrigation

When to irrigate is based on several factors: rainfall, humidity, wind, evapotranspiration rates, soil moisture, topdressing, fertilization, and aerification are considered when determining when and how much to irrigate. We tr to irrigate greens as little as possible to help keep them firm. 

Contact

1-715-246-6724

Location

1226 George Norman Dr.
New Richmond, WI 54017

 

Date Time Club Event Details
Sat. April 24th Tee Times Before 1pm Dust off your Clubs Results 
Sun. May 2nd 9:30 Tee Times Chippewa Valley Golf Association Results
Sat. May 15th 1:30 Shotgun Joe Swanda Memorial Tournament- New Date 

Results 

Mon. May 17th 11:00 Shotgun New Richmond Chamber Event
Tues. May 18th 7:30 Tee Times Big Golf Day
Mon. May 31st Tee Times before 1pm Memorial Day Scrumble
Results

Sat, June 19th 10-2pm Demo Day Cobra and Mizuno
Sun. June 20th 12:00 Tee Times Father's Day Tournament

Results

 

Mon. June 21st 1:00 Shotgun St. Mary's Tournament
Sat. June 26th 10-2pm Callaway Fitting Day
Mon. June 28th 1:00 Shotgun NR Youth Football
Fri, July 2nd 12-4pm       TaylorMade Fitting Day  
Sat. July 3rd Tee Times before 11am Red, White, and Blue, Tournament Results 
Mon. July 12th 12:00 Shotgun St. Croix Builders
Association Event
Thur. July 15th 12:00 Shotgun Men's Guest Day

Results

 

Mon. July 19th 1:00 Shotgun NRYHA Scramble
Mon. July 26th 12:00 Shotgun River Valley Charities Pro-Am

 

Results

 

Mon. Aug. 2nd 12:00 Shotgun Westfield Hospital Event

 

 

Wed. Aug 4th Tee Times 12:30-2:30 MN PGA Senior Championship
Thurs. Aug 5th Tee Times 7:30-9:30 MN PGA Senior Championship
Mon. Aug 9th 1:00 Shotgun NRYBA Scramble
Sat. Aug 14th Tee Off Before Noon Club Championship - First Round
Info and Entry Form
 
Sun. Aug 15th 8:00 am Tee Times Club Championship - Second Round Results
Sun. Aug 22nd Tee Times 11-2 Mixed Team Event Entry Form
Mon. Aug 23rd 12:00 Shotgun Unysis Group
Fri. Sept 4th Last Tee Time 4pm Labor Day Prep
Sat. Sept 5th All Day Labor Day Tournament Qualifying
Sun. Sept 6th All Day Labor Day Tournament Saturday Tee Times
Mon. Sept 7th All Day Labor Day Tournament
Tue. Sept 8th All Day Labor Day Tournament - Rain Day
Sun. Sept 19th AM Tee Times Mystery Cup Scramble
Fri. Sept 24th 12:00 Shotgun Warner Invitational Results
Fri. Oct 1st 12:00 Shotgun Warner Invitational Make Up Date
Sun. Oct 18th 9 am Shotgun Fall Scramble

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