This week we are going to be speaking about the current course conditions at Centennial Golf Course. As many of you know, there are some issues in the fairways caused by the wintertime, not just at Centennial, but at most golf courses in the area. This winter kill is caused by cold and freezing temperatures over an extended period of time that kills the roots to the grass. If there is no root system then the grass cannot grow and turn green, which causes the dead patches you see throughout the area. Many believe this occurred when the ice/snow was on the ground for the two week period in February. East Tennesseans are not use to this and neither is our grass!
Here at Centennial we have put a very detailed plan together
to try to combat these areas. This will include laying sod, aerification of the
fairways pretty regularly, and laying more sod. Over the next month if you play
here at Centennial, you may see areas that have been newly sodded. If you ball
lands in this, please play this as ground under repair and move your ball to
the nearest point of relief, no closer to the hole.