January Newsletter 2022

My experience has been that winter injury is the most challenging aspect of managing golf courses in the Northland. I have, over the course of my career, experimented with a variety of techniques with mixed results. I have used permeable covers in the past and found...

December Newsletter 2021

After what has been one of the longer golfing seasons I have been around in the Northland, we finally closed the E/W golf course on November 9th. The crew and I would like to thank all of you for your patronage at Nemadji and hope that you were able to enjoy the...

October Newsletter 2021

The long summer continues and as of October 15 we have not had a substantial frost to slow down turf growth going into the winter. This is good and bad from the point of view of golf course maintenance. Good in the fact that the longer season means more players to...

September Newsletter 2021

With the final arrival of fall, we now move into aerification season-in my opinion the best time of the year.  We can move away from worrying about where the next irrigation failure is going to be and can do the rewarding “dirty work” that helps to improve levels of...

August Newsletter 2021

Probably the biggest story this past month or so has been the continuation of drought conditions on the golf course.  Normally, given an average or better irrigation system and water source, I would welcome these sorts of dry spells as dry conditions give us the...

July Newsletter 2021

Summer is officially here, and it has, across the United States, been a very warm one to be sure.  Combined with lower-than-average rainfall over the past several months, we have been hard-pressed to get enough water on the ground with an irrigation system that is...

June Newsletter 2021

Weather extremes continue to be an interesting issue on the golf course and for the whole planet for that matter-as, we went from a low of 25 degrees on May 29 to a high of 95 degrees on June 4. As I think about my time spent in this business, one thing that I have...

May Newsletter 2021

My sincere hope is that this May is finding everyone in good health and enjoying their time visiting us here at Nemadji.  The story this month has been, up until the last few days, the cool temperatures that have made driving turf growth a little slower this spring...

April Newsletter 2021

Welcome everyone to Spring of 2021 at Nemadji Golf Course.  The big question every year is how the golf course fared over the winter months which is indeed an apt question considering that the site here at Nemadji is quite vulnerable to damage from the winter.  This...

March Newsletter 2021

One thing that I have always looked forward to in the spring is the initial inspection of the golf course to see how well the golf course came through the winter months.  As we all know, this can vary a great deal from year to year with some years resulting in dead...