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12 days away…

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In 12 days, we will be hosting the MGA Four-ball championship, MGA Four-ball, on both golf courses.  We have been extremely busy getting the courses ready for tournament play.  This has included sod patching around greens and fairways, extensive bunker work, major brush chipping and cleanup, and increasing green speed/firmness.  The month of April was on our side with its dryness, allowing us to load over 100 tons of sand into the bunkers on the North course.  We are working diligently on the South course this week and plan to load approximately 60-80 tons of sand.  The greens are getting extra special attention as we continue to monitor the moisture levels hourly while the sun is up.  Monitoring moisture levels allows us to get the best speed/firmness possible while still keeping the greens healthy.  We will also be slice seeding a handful of tees this week to help increase overall density.  As you can tell, we have been very busy preparing for this big event, but also for everyday regular play.  Please stay tuned as pictures and videos will be added to portray all of the hard work in action.  See you on the course!

-Jason VanBuskirk, Superintendent

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Author: Jason VanBuskirk

I am the Golf Course Superintendent at Stow Acres Country Club located in Stow, MA. I am entering my sixth season as the course Superintendent. My staff and I are very excited to begin this season as we are continuing to make changes to this wonderful facility. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management. Before Stow Acres, I did an internship at one of the country's top 100 courses, The Stanwich Club located in Greenwich, CT. I worked as an Assistant Superintendent at Oakley Country Club located in Watertown, MA and Stow Acres Country Club South Course before becoming the Superintendent at Stow Acres CC. I am married to my soul mate and we have two incredible kids! My course counterpart, Kingston, loves riding shotgun in the cart. In my downtime I enjoy writing for and managing www.iturfapps.com. Hope you enjoy the blog!

One thought on “12 days away…

  1. I have a complaint. the course ia in such good shape that I have nothing to complain about—great work

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