Kent’s Korner

Needed Improvements

If you have been away this summer, when you return you may notice some improvements to both of the courses. During the Dye course aeration closure, the collars around all twenty-one greens were regrassed with Tifgrand bermudagrass and we addressed the problem with encroachment into the greens. This renovation work was completed on time and under budget. The sod is already well-rooted and last week we eased the “ground under repair” designation to allow for simple relief from sod seams. Over the next few weeks our agronomy teams will use a combination of topdressing, regular fertilizations, and daily hand watering to grow in the sod. This project will standardize the collars, improve the course playability, and increase the definition around the putting greens.

During the normal aeration closure on the Nicklaus course, we are also making some needed improvements. In addition to the ongoing lagoon repairs and normal concrete cart path repairs, we are also adding a handicapped walkway leading from the front circle to the executive offices and fitness center. The new path will replace the concrete pavers and provide better access to the south end of the clubhouse and Nicklaus course golf shop. The work will be completed before the course reopens on Monday August 27th. We believe these repairs are long term solutions to everyday problems and will improve the member experience. Thank you for your patience as we complete these improvements.

Birding Club

On Wednesday mornings, when the Dye course is closed for maintenance, you may have seen a group of Colleton River Members walking the course. This group is looking for birdies and eagles using binoculars instead of golf clubs. They are members of the Colleton River Birding Club and they always welcome new members!

 

Tennis Tip

Trying to improve your tennis game? Here’s a tip! When you feel that you have put away a shot at the net, have a target in mind before you hit your volley or overhead. Instead of going for the line, choose a target that buys you some wiggle room (especially if you’re tight or you mishit the shot). Aim more for large areas like the service line, or go for your opposing net player’s feet. Focus, target, and execute. Good luck!