21 January 14  |  Golf   |  

Spraying Greens Is An Essential Part of the Operation

Written by Jack Creveling, our Golf Course Superintendent.

Applying chemicals to the greens on any golf course is essential to success. Fertilizer, fungicides, insecticides, plant growth regulators, and other chemicals each play an important role in producing tournament quality putting surfaces. Here at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, we spray the greens once a week to ensure they remain in top shape.

The Spraying Process

On the mornings that we spray the greens, the spray rig is parked by the chemical building and loaded up with 300 gallons of water mixed with the day’s chemicals.

Spray rig at shop ready to head to course

Spray rig at shop ready to head out to the course.

Following the day’s maintenance practice on the greens, whether it involves mowing or rolling, the spray is the last practice on the green for the day. We spray our greens at a rate of 70 gallons of spray solution per acre.

Asst. Superintendent John Rustek leads the spray for the day

Asst. Superintendent John Rustek leads the spray for the day.

On days we spray greens, one operator does the spraying and a second team member helps by dragging the hose to ensure no challenges are encountered by the spray technician.

Spraying the greens

The Results Speak for Themselves!

Spraying greens is no small task as we have over 4 acres of greens at Golden Ocala. However, our team always goes the extra mile to maintain our course and the results speak for themselves.