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Old 04-23-2017, 06:39 PM
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Was at Palmer this morning.... mats. Go figure.



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They usually do that this time of year to transition the range turf from the overseed to the bermuda. Sarasota is also mats only for a while.
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I called Palmer a few days ago and I was told that they'd be on mats through April 23 in order to allow their grass to grow.

If these ranges are managed properly, there is no reason to ever go to mats except after a rain storm. The tees are plenty big enough to rotate the teeing areas so that new grass would have a month to grow. The problem is that they don't reseed when they move the tees. They only top dress.
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I called Palmer a few days ago and I was told that they'd be on mats through April 23 in order to allow their grass to grow.

If these ranges are managed properly, there is no reason to ever go to mats except after a rain storm. The tees are plenty big enough to rotate the teeing areas so that new grass would have a month to grow. The problem is that they don't reseed when they move the tees. They only top dress.
You can't seed hybrid bermuda. The seeds are sterile. You have to either re-sod it or top dress and let it fill in. I think they do incorporate seed in the top dressing during the winter when the bermuda is dormant. But in the transition, you don't want the rye shading the bermuda, so you bite the bullet and wait for the bermuda to cover. Hopefully, with the warmer spring we're having, it should happen sooner than later.
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I called Palmer a few days ago and I was told that they'd be on mats through April 23 in order to allow their grass to grow.

If these ranges are managed properly, there is no reason to ever go to mats except after a rain storm. The tees are plenty big enough to rotate the teeing areas so that new grass would have a month to grow. The problem is that they don't reseed when they move the tees. They only top dress.
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They usually do that this time of year to transition the range turf from the overseed to the bermuda. Sarasota is also mats only for a while.
Went past Sarasota yesterday, all mats and very busy.

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