Saturday, October 27, 2012

Short Game Update

Now that the PGA Tour regular season is officially over, there has been an increase in the number of professional golfers utilizing the professional practice facility here at TPC Sawgrass.  By request, the agronomy staff has begun to maintain this area in tournament ready condition, which includes firmer and faster green speed than what is encountered on a daily basis.  To achieve these conditions we have increased the topdressing and greens rolling frequency and decreased the amount of overhead irrigation watering.  The moisture in the greens is being more closely monitored by the use of TDR moisture meters and hand-watering.  The Celebration bermudagrass that was installed in August is also fully grown in now and enhances the playability of the practice area for those professionals wanting to work on their short game.