Originally Posted by Valleygolfer
I have played four different golf courses, and all of them have had significant winter kill. After talking to a few other people, it appears almost every golf course in the area has damage. At least in the 50 mile radius from me.
Any other location in the country have similar issues?
It is horrible to play on and I don't know if I should post scores on greens like this....
Anybody with Bermuda greens around here that didn't keep them covered has absolutely no greens right now.
At the course where I work we seeded back with bent grass last week so the course is closed.
The courses with bent grass greens are in great shape.
Courses that left their Bermuda fairways mowed too closely before the winter now have no live fairway grass at all.
In the cases of Bermuda it's not like some patchy winter kill that would eventually fill back in but completely dead across the entire green. Weather is still not cooperating because to get Bermuda to grow the ground temp needs to be 70 degrees and last week's cold spell made the choice to go back to bent grass about the only option unless we wanted to be down until July.