Winter Kill Greens


#1

Is anyone else putting on spotty greens this time of year? Our greens in Columbia SC are looking pretty rough. Do they typically come back after some warm nights?


#2

Tis the time of the year for transition. Depends on a lot of things also, how healthy were the greens going into the winter, did they over seed the greens, did the course get a ton of traffic on the greens this winter? We had a pretty cold winter this year and until night temps start consistently hitting upper 50’s to low 60’s and the ground temps get up a little it can take time for the bermuda to wake up from it’s dormant winter. Looks like it’s starting to warm up a bit so should start getting some better growth in them now.


#3

Actually came across this link the other day: Winter Kill in the Carolinas

Every course I’ve been on in the last couple of months in the Columbia area had some kill on their greens. Also, the storms a couple weeks ago did some damage to places like Golden Hills and Lexington CC.

Where are you seeing it in the area?


#4

Columbia Country Club, supposedly not as bad though as most places


#5

Pretty interesting article and I love that they interviewed a turfgrass pathologist. I never knew those existed.