Summer time on beautiful South Florida golf courses welcome those rainy days. You know the nursery rhyme, “Rain, rain, go away, come back another day …” Well, that is not how the lyrics go on warm summer days at the Club at Boca Pointe!
“Rain is like liquid gold for golf courses,” says Buck Deibel, director of golf and one of the few PGA Master Golf Instructors in South Florida. All eyes are looking up at the blue cloudless sky and waiting for the one big rain drop to fall from the sky to start the summer shower. South Florida rain showers are peculiar; it can be raining on one side of the building and not the other side.
“We’re finally getting the rainy season that is so typical of South Florida. The golf course needs water…it is the food that keeps the grass growing,” explains Deibel. “We are completing the necessary maintenance of the course including aerating the greens, punching and verticutting the fairways. We have already begun to see what rain will do as the greens heal and the fairways bounce back to a plush turf.”
In addition to the normal and necessary maintenance program during the summer, the Club at Boca Pointe has been aggressive in treating weeds in the roughs. To complement these efforts, the Club is also completing a number of projects before the new season:
- Lake bank restoration: This includes reclaiming the soil off the banks that washed overtime and will be sodding in these areas.
- Bunker Refreshing: Fresh sand will be added to all the bunkers in late in early fall. This will help our course pop with clean white sand.
- Tee Box Expansion: Select holes will be enhanced in early fall.
“When our members return, they will be pleased with the progress that has been made this summer on the golf course.” Deibel explains. “New members will also find our 18-hole championship golf course just what they are looking for!”
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