The 2018 golf season has officially opened at Blackstone and I wanted to update you on a few items you may have noticed when you come out to play.
- We have pretty much wrapped all of the burning we will be doing to the native areas this spring. The dry weather was very beneficial. Burning is extremely important in protecting plant species in these areas because it allows the plants to reproduce properly and helps to control unwanted weeds and vegetation. The new plants will begin to regrow as soon as the soil temperatures increase. Burning native areas is also very beneficial to wildlife populations. As the new plants emerge and grow to seed, many species of birds, butterflies, and bees will flock to these areas. Burning is a very healthy necessity to maintaining these areas for a healthier environment for all.
- Greens have had a second mowing, and will begin to green up with rising soil temperatures. Mowing on a regular basis will soon be a thing of the norm, but in the mean time, they should play fairly nicely.
- We were very thankful and fortunate to purchase a few new pieces of equipment this year. Our 2005 fairway, tees/approach mowers were all gaining in hours and getting very tired. You will see these new machines out on the course, and will hopefully help us to continue to provide the best conditions possible to you.
Wishing you all the best in 2018! See you soon.