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Old 05-22-2017, 02:41 PM
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C'mon y'all, why such enmity simply because someone expresses their opinion?

Disagreeing with an opinion is certainly one thing (of which I've actually been known to do myself, once in a great while ), but some of these responses...go way beyond what seems necessary.

Or have we forgotten our 'supposed' motto?


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Great! Another tee time just opened up. I wish I was so good at golf that some imperfections would bother me so much that my game would go down the toilet. I have played a few outside courses, but most of them are no better for the price. Tough when you have no water, and a million golfers a day. OK, only several hundred playing each day.
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Again, this post comes up all the time. The courses are open for play, either play or go elsewhere. Nothing said here is going to make it rain or make it better. Played today, Belle Glade, course was in good condition. I challenge any course that gets the same amount of play, and so little rain to have better conditions. No rain, limited watering, huge amounts of play equal dry conditions and little grass.
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Again, this post comes up all the time. The courses are open for play, either play or go elsewhere. Nothing said here is going to make it rain or make it better. Played today, Belle Glade, course was in good condition. I challenge any course that gets the same amount of play, and so little rain to have better conditions. No rain, limited watering, huge amounts of play equal dry conditions and little grass.
Good to hear, playing there tomorrow.
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Grass does not root adequately when there is not a satisfactory base of top soil when the course is constructed. The Villages Courses have a very minimal soil base under the "grass". This is readily visible with every divot taken you see a disintegrating mixture of mostly sand with minimal soil and grass, not a semi-solid or solid divot. Without proper rooting the grass has extreme difficulty retaining water, creating worse course conditions when rain is minimal as it is now. The older Villages Courses on the north side have had years of aerification allowing the base underneath to mature and the ability of the grass to root deeper. Initial course construction can make a big difference in conditions when minimal rain occurs.
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Grass does not root adequately when there is not a satisfactory base of top soil when the course is constructed. The Villages Courses have a very minimal soil base under the "grass". This is readily visible with every divot taken you see a disintegrating mixture of mostly sand with minimal soil and grass, not a semi-solid or solid divot. Without proper rooting the grass has extreme difficulty retaining water, creating worse course conditions when rain is minimal as it is now. The older Villages Courses on the north side have had years of aerification allowing the base underneath to mature and the ability of the grass to root deeper. Initial course construction can make a big difference in conditions when minimal rain occurs.
When I'm playing poorly, my divots are large enough from laying the sod over...that I'm certainly doing my part on aerating the fairways.



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When I'm playing poorly, my divots are large enough from laying the sod over...that I'm certainly doing my part on aerating the fairways.



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Played Belle Glade this AM, nothing wrong with the condition.
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Played Belle Glade this AM, nothing wrong with the condition.
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I played Bonifay today. Course was really pretty good. Grass in fairways and most greens were very nice.
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