Regional USGA Agronomist, Bob Vavrek, paid Wynstone a visit to inspect the health and vibrancy of the renovated golf course prior to opening and to offer advice as we move closer to that day. Mr. Vavrek's insight is very valuable as his finger is on the pulse of many of the facets of turf health in the Midwest.
Final preparations for playing surfaces are also being completed. This week, approaches were topdressed prior to the last drop in height of cut next week and fairways were fertilized with an extended release fertilizer that will help keep the turf growing throughout the summer. We expect there to be a good deal of traffic on the new turf, and our best management practices to help the turf handle this are aerification, proper watering, and fertilization. That being said, we also expect traffic management with ropes and stakes to be a very important component of our operation in the first year.
The putting green and practice facilities are open for the holiday weekend.