Dodge’s Dirt June 2024

One of the wetter Junes in recent memory, which followed a wet May, has resulted in a golf course that, while green, does not offer optimal playability for the golfer. This is particularly true for Nemadji where drainage is less than optimal. Even so, we do what we...

Dodge’s Dirt May 2024

As some of you who are reading this may already know, Nemadji came through the winter months as unscathed as I have ever seen working in this area. Pretty much no lasting damage of any kind to golf course turf. We would gladly take dry and warm over cold and wet for...

Dodge’s Dirt April 2024

First and foremost, I would like to wish a very happy new year to everybody. We look forward to continued improvement at Nemadji in 2024 and in that spirit would like to show to you some of the improvements that we worked on in the latter part of 2023. Renovation 15W...

Dodge’s Dirt October 2023

Heavy rains throughout the month of September ended the drought conditions for the moment at Nemadji and while we welcome the relief, we would prefer that the rain events would not be so heavy. For the month of September we received well over 9 inches of rain...

Dodge’s Dirt September 2023

Project work continues on the golf course with the completion of an improved back tee on 9 East. For those who are unfamiliar, Enbridge has several pipelines routed underneath Nemadji and on occasion they need to come out to the golf course to perform remedial digs on...

Dodge’s Dirt August 2023

As we work our way through yet another dry year at Nemadji, I feel as though a more thorough discussion on things irrigation might be timely. We have already clearly established that the piping at Nemadji is undersized garbage requiring constant digging and repairing....

Dodge’s Dirt July 2023

The beat goes on at Nemadji with never a dull moment on the golf course. Despite the non-existent spring this year we were able to get a pretty good seed catch on the new tee on 9N. The pictures below were taken less than a month after the seeding date of 5-26-2023:...

Dodge’s Dirt June 2023

The story for the month of May has been the unseasonably dry conditions that we, for the most part, welcome at Nemadji as it allows the golf course to present better playing conditions for our players and gives us a certain amount of control over things. Too much rain...

May Newsletter

This winter and subsequent spring, if you want to call it that, has been an interesting one. Snow on the golf course throughout the winter is almost always a good thing-as long as winter disease control applications are done beforehand, and the snow does not cover a...

April Newsletter

As write this I am watching blizzard conditions outside my office window. Normally I am okay with this but with us being in April now I am not gonna lie-this winter is getting to be very annoying. The forecast is showing a dramatic warm up for next week which is good...