Friday, July 17, 2009

Irrigation Crash

It has been a long couple of weeks with higher temps and an irrigation crash each week. An irrigation crash this time of year is never fun, but always seems to happen. For those of you who don't know, we have approximately 3000 sprinklers on the golf course that are controlled via a very sophisticated irrigation program. As sophisticated as the program is, it runs on windows and we have all experienced a crash with windows (if not, you must have a Mac!!). Windows was the cause two weeks ago and the latest was due to a power failure.

Some golf courses can survive a night without water as they have a large stockpile of water in their soil structure from heavy watering every night. Here at Cinnabar, we keep things on the brink of death as is, so when we lose a night of water, you'll see things go from green, to purple, to brown in a matter of hours.

How does this effect you, the golfer? Playing catch up with water means we will have to put out as much water as possible just before you tee off. That just isn't enough time for the water to penetrate the soil so you will usually notice the fairways being wetter.