Collar Dam project at Duck Creek Print
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Written by Brian Hickey   
Friday, 25 October 2013 08:26

To improve the health of the greens as well as improve the playability of the course the  maintenance staff has undertaken a major renovation project resulting in a slight inconvenience.

Sand buildup on the collars has created dams around the greens that prevent water from properly draining off the greens surface.  Improper drainage causes many agronomic problems such as lack of oxygen in the root zone, added compaction, fungal diseases and poor playing conditions.  The maintenance crew has stripped the sod on the collars, re-graded, & removed excess sand and is laying low mow Kentucky Bluegrass sod on collars #1,3,4,5,6,7,8,14,15,16,PG.

The goal is to improve the health of the greens & collars by allowing water to properly drain during rain events.  Ultimately this will create better putting surfaces and better overall playability.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact:

Brian Hickey

Golf Operations Manager

City of Davenport

6364 NW BLVD.

Davenport, IA 52806

(563) 888-2049

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