US Open Pictures Courtesy of John Kaminski

...follow up to last photo. Finishing touches on the first hole of the day. #usopen #attentiontodetail

Hole in white applied to the hole. Key is the bucket...touch up paint. #usopen

Just a minute ago on number #15. #usopen awesome shot of fairway mowers.

HDTV makes things look worse than they are. This is perhaps the worst area on any green and there's lots of green in there. Recovery begins tomorrow. #usopen

Blowing, rolling, and raking #5 @ #usopen.

Mr. G walks #7 green after the double cut and roll. (I was replacing the tees for the players positions from last night) #usopen

Big thanks goes to John Kaminski, PhD. for the inside look at the maintenance practices at the 2011 US Open.  Pretty great photos. you can follow him on twitter, @johnkaminski and read his turf diseases blog at

Hydraulic Tree

In preparation for the warmer weather of the summer... do we have summer here? We have re-written the hydraulic tree on our central control computer.  This computer operates the irrigation system in the most efficient way possible, as long as it is programmed properly.

If you would like to read more about the irrigation system you can visit for a four part series called system check.  I wrote this series a while back to help explain the importance of the irrigation system and the procedures that can be taken in the spring to ensure there will be no suprises come summer.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Justin Ruiz, CGCS

Turfgrass Disease

This last weekend we had some heavy rain.  The spring has stayed cool which has given us some disease pressure. 

This is a picture of Snow Mold, a disease that is common on Poa in cooler wet weather.

If you have any questions or comments about turf disease or the course in general please contact me.

Justin Ruiz, CGCS

Head Edging

Over the last week we have been working on getting the heads edged in preparation of the Member/Member event this weekend.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me,

Justin Ruiz, CGCS

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