St. Johns November Newsletter DP_STM77201 November Newsletter (pages) - Page 6

LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT FA L L 2 0 1 8 St. Johns Members, As we move into our Fall transitional period, we continue to push for quality course conditions in the month of November. Renovations on the practice facilities and bunkers are coming to an end and as the process wraps up, we will want to ensure the correct agronomic practices are taking place to produce a great result. Our Fall fertilizer application was completed in October, this will ensure plant health and aesthetics for the coming months, through less than ideal growing conditions. Also, our first pre-emergent application has been applied that will help control weed growth during winter. A second application will be completed by year’s end as well. Lastly, as the growing season comes to an end, much of our emphasis will be directed towards the finer details of the golf course. One focus for my team will be to improve drainage in many of our wet areas on holes 5, 7, 12, 16, and 18. We hope to continue to eliminate standing water that gathers on these holes and improve water flow which will lessen our need to restrict cart traffic on these holes. Enjoy your November! Andy Maguire Superintendent 6