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Old 01-19-2021, 03:51 PM
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I played the Kenya nine today. I have no words to describe the horrible conditions on that course. There is literally no grass on the fairways and greens are in terrible shape. They should not even charge us to play. I have seen public courses that get a lot more play in better condition. Don’t waste your money.
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This is a common complaint here with regard to no grass on the fairways. Many either don't know or forget that the Bermuda grass that is used on most southern courses goes dormant in the winter. It does not grow even when fertilized unless the temperature is consistently warm. In the past many southern courses overseeded with rye grass in the winter months. This provided "grass" but when spring comes, the rye dies out and the Bermuda is coming out of dormancy. During this period the two grasses compete with each other, often weakening the Bermuda grass, slowing its growth, and making it more susceptible to disease. Plus it is very expensive to oversee all the fairways with rye. Thus, many, but not all have stopped the winter overseed.
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I'm almost never in the fairways so it doesn't bother me.
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I've seen the same complaints for about 12 years . The grass goes dormant in winter, and the cost and t-time schedule disruptions are not worth the results for overseeding. The simple solutions are: 1-don't play, 2-play off campus, 3-play in Naples in the winter, or4- deal with it.
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It is winter. Course grasses are mostly dormant and courses are experiencing much heavier play both due to covid and snowbirds. Add to that, double cart traffic, and it is no wonder courses are not in great shape. I don't think anyone should complain about course conditions right now. I'm just hoping they can recover come summertime.
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I completely agree. Is anyone complaining about this? Or would it make any difference.
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All the courses in UK are closed for Covid lockdown.
Bare fairways?
You lucky people!
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I am sitting here looking at the second hole of Kenya — villages are always working on this course— greens are green - golf carts are sitting waiting their turn- people are smiling- no matter what it’s like their having fun!!!
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I am sitting here looking at the second hole of Kenya — villages are always working on this course— greens are green - golf carts are sitting waiting their turn- people are smiling- no matter what it’s like their having fun!!!
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Played Havana today Greens are in BAD shape
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I am sitting here looking at the second hole of Kenya — villages are always working on this course— greens are green - golf carts are sitting waiting their turn- people are smiling- no matter what it’s like their having fun!!!
I like your attitude. I love it here. This is the best place in the world to live if you play golf. This is the best place in the world to live if you paint pictures. This place ROCKS.
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Were you a groundskeeper? Thanks for the very understandable explanation.
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All the courses in UK are closed for Covid lockdown.
Bare fairways?
You lucky people!
They closed the golf courses in the UK for COVID?????? Sorry, but their government must be even stupider than ours.
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They closed the golf courses in the UK for COVID?????? Sorry, but their government must be even stupider than ours.
Unpossible!
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:27 AM
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They closed the golf courses in the UK for COVID?????? Sorry, but their government must be even stupider than ours.
The Government relaxed the restrictions, and relied on people being sensible.
Did not work, hence the big stick.
With the new varient virus prevelant here, our numbers threatened to overwhelm the hospitals, so something had to be done.
Restrictions seem to be working, as R number is falling.
Vaccinations are going well at present, and unlike the rest of Europe, we do not have a vaccine shortage at the moment, but tommorow is another day!
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