Fall is no doubt one of the busiest times for golf course superintendents. Between managing the course and managing your crew and members, there’s a lot to do. We took to our Facebook page to ask you, our readers, what the No. 1 thing is that concerns you about managing the golf course heading into fall?
Here’s what we’re hearing from our readers:
Ted Steffensen: Hurricanes are my only concern in the fall. Cooler nights = Superintendent dream!
Joe Majewski: Frost damage, warmer than average/dry fall after irrigation is winterized.
John Boyle: Labor, aeration and fungicide timing.
David Noto: Frost tracks. The crunching of green grass under machine and foot.
Jay Newport: Treating the poa annua has become quite a battle.
David Hebermehl: Labor. Always.
Jeff Kay: Getting time off to hunt and watch college football!
Benson Smith: Root rot.
Bryan M Conant: Nothing, except golfers playing on frost.
David Thurman: Can I leave without the crew noticing?
Aaron Denny WhiteThunder: Frost
Chad Burke: Army worms
Christopher Hale: Leaves are a pain, so the concern would be the amount of diesel our tractor blower would be drinking! Also fusarium, we struggle to control it in its preferred temperatures.
What’s your top concern? Join the conversation on Facebook: