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Infiltration On Greens

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Sunday August 29, 2010 10:15 AM
One thing that has bothered me about this course over the years: bermuda and kikuyugrass infiltrating the greens. This is somewhat annoying, because it is not good for putting and it is easily repaired when the grounds crew makes an effort. Take a look at places like Hansen Dam. All their greens are bentgrass (mixed with poa), and the collars are kikuyu. They use a hard blade edger to edge the greens. Any infiltration is cut out and repaired as it occurs. Badly infested areas can be repaired with a hexagonal plugger. Roots and rhizomes can be removed, and clean bentgrass placed over fresh sand to level. Recently, I saw a hole cut on #4 into the kikuyu infiltration; that plug was placed into another part of the green, only to spread the problem to an area that was previously okay. I wonder what the course will do when they have all kikuyu greens. Will they just rebuild the entire green? I like this course, but I may go elsewhere if no effort is made to fix this problem.



[[Edited by kviser on Saturday March 16, 2013 11:46 AM]]
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