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Transition - July - SilverRock

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Monday July 18, 2011 10:33 PM
I just read two negative posts and I hope SilverRock chimes in here to better explain the transition process of rye grass to bermuda. Anyway, SilverRock always goes through a transition period where the rye grass dies as the bermunda grass comes in due to the hot temperatures in Palm Springs. NOT all courses transition at the same time nor to the same degree as others. SilverRock is a course that heavily overseeds with rye grass in the fall and is known to maintain it better than most desert courses in the area. Therefore it's a big transition and very important to keep wet so the bermuda can quickly establish. Come mid-late August those bermuda fairways are going to be like carpet.

I'd hate for anyone to read recent reviews of Steve663 and Andrew1 and mistakenly think the fairways will not be back in great shape soon thus passing on playing SilverRock in a couple weeks. This is a course you don't want to miss.
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Friday August 5, 2011 9:58 AM
Yes, I agree, Johnny. Just from a small amount of observation within a few years of visiting the low desert and also knowing a fer greenskeeper, those courses, including SilverRock, who heavily use rye for aesthetic purposes do run in to this situation in a certain amount of time given-- probably 3 to 4 years interval, I suppose.

From what I understand, even from a major aeration, it would be impossible to take all the rye away when thinning their bermuda roots and as a process of delivering more oxygen to the ground. In normal situation, the bermudas are able to get through and take over for a few years of repeating this porcess. However, with some mixture of unusual weather and a much collection of rye, the bermudas may have difficulty to come through during the heat. As a result many patches of dead rye will show as they do die during summer heat. As they die and dry out, no matter how much water you throw on it, the bermudas will have the toughest-tough time to come through even though they are alive underneath.

Ok, it may not look aesthetically good for the eye, BUT, it will still play very good. (well, as long as it's not under inches of water, that is)

Anyway, speaking of tough, isn't that #15 one of the the toughest ever hole anyone have ever played!!!???!!!


Gotta luvit-- SilverRock!

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