August Newsletter

August is upon us and with it the overall tiredness of golf course maintenance staff. It never seems to fail that every year around this time I observe-and experience myself-the fatigue that goes with being at work every day at 5 am or earlier-and in some cases coming...

July Newsletter

Thankfully the excessively wet conditions of May gave way to a little more seasonal June precipitation and temperatures. What we did experience were stretches of dry conditions punctuated by heavy rain events that resulted in situations like the picture below: Clogged...

June Newsletter

Wet and cold conditions were the big story in May with all of the challenges that go with it. While we do regret having to go with cart path only rulings for players, we also have to consider the long-term conditioning of the golf course when making this decision. It...

May Newsletter

One thing that I can say is that the last two long, dry seasons, while good for golf, have been very stressful on both golf courses with horrible watering systems and the environment in general in the Northwoods. One can see it driving towards the Iron Range and...

March Newsletter 2022

Certainly is a great feeling knowing that winter is almost over and that we can now move into the growing season here at Nemadji. I was able, over the past few weeks, to get onto the golf course and get an idea as to how the golf course over-wintered. An often...

February Newsletter 2022

One of the most common questions asked of golf course maintenance in northern climates is, “What do you do in the winter?” An apt question to be sure as the snow and bitter cold make effective work outside difficult to perform. There is, however, an abundance of work...

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...