February 1, 2022
Ian Introduces Himself to Shelridge:
First off I would like to thank all those I have met for the warm welcome I have been given since starting as Superintendent here at Shelridge Country Club. I look forward to meeting the rest of you very soon. I, my wife Katie, and our two young children are so happy to be a part of Shelridge and looking forward to the start of a great season!
Different range styles result in different divot patterns. And some patterns cause more damage and maintenance. Here is what the USGA recommends:
A scattered divot pattern removes the most amount of turf because a full divot is removed with every swing. Scattering divots results in the most turf loss and uses up the largest area of a tee stall. This forces the golf facility to rotate tee stalls most frequently and often results in an inefficient use of the tee.
A concentrated divot pattern removes all turf in a given area. While this approach does not necessarily result in a full-sized divot removed with every swing, by creating a large void in the turf canopy there is little opportunity for timely turf recovery.
The linear divot pattern involves placing each shot directly behind the previous divot. In so doing, a linear pattern is created and only a small amount of turf is removed with each swing. This can usually be done for 15 to 20 shots before moving sideways to create a new line of divots. So long as a minimum of 4 inches of live turf is preserved between strips of divots, the turf will recover quickly. Because this divot pattern removes the least amount of turf and promotes quick recovery, it is the preferred method.
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