Lakes Putting Green Project
Pardon our mess! Construction at the Lakes Practice Area.
Al & Marian Curtis
Rick & Merlene Davis
Dennis & Caron Harper
Don & Nelda Harper
Bob & Vicki Ingram
Jim & Kolleen McKenna
Ray & Carol Melton
Tom & Anne Pratt
Rick & Brenda Walker
We will temporarily close the three hitting stations to the right of the #1 tee box so that we can transport dirt from the green to the back of the driving range through this area. We will be laying plywood down in this area to avoid rutting and as much damage as possible. We will also be stock piling the soil underneath the existing green on the concrete here so we may reuse it. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience this causes but this whole process will allow us to move as efficiently as possible.
President, WBVGC BoD
5/19 - Golf Course Maintenance Update
I’d like to update everyone where we are with the summer transition process. Last week we completed the herbicide application that will assist us in removing the winter rye grass. The areas sprayed were the tees, aprons, and fairways at the Vistas GC. The tees and aprons were sprayed at the Lakes GC. These areas are now in full transition mode. The rye grass is checking out while the Bermuda grass is gradually beginning to increase and spread. Our next step in this process is to do numerous fertilizer applications with a nitrogen rich fertilizer and irrigate heavier than normal to assist the Bermuda grass. We will fertilize with a liquid and granular nitrogen based fertilizer in the next few weeks to maximize growth. I apologize in advance for the wet conditions you may experience, particularly in the mornings but the extra water is absolutely necessary for this process to be successful. The extra water during summer transition is just as important as the extra water used during overseeding. Without it the process will fail.
The million dollar question I get asked frequently is “When will transition be complete?” The answer completely depends on the weather. The warmer it is the faster the Bermuda grass moves and spreads.
Fortunately there will not be as much heavy watering or a big transition plan at the Lakes GC this year because we did not overseed the fairways there. This makes for great playing conditions in the spring and throughout the summer.
I will continue to update everyone on the transition process and any other of our GCM summer practices. With that been said, enjoy your summer and stay safe.
David Escobedo GCS
WBVGC COVID-19 Updated Procedures with Q & A
Changes we have already put in place
- Tee-sheets are now beginning at 6:30AM.
- Pro Shops are open (3 Customers allowed in at one time).
- We have removed the “Attend, Plan and Go Home” signs.
- Charter clubs will remain random pairings with no game.
- Golf Shop Staff will be wearing face coverings while in the golf shop and interacting with customers.
Beginning with tee sheets on May 20th the following changes will occur
- We will allow a max of 8 linked tee-times (32 players).
- There will continue to be no shotguns or crossovers.
We will re-evaluate the conditions with the country wide reopening transition over the next few weeks for changes on June 1st
Question and Answers
Why are we not allowing shotguns or crossovers?
Why are we not allowing more than 32 players per groups?
Why are we not having Charter Club Games?
Why do we tee off on Hole 10 sometimes?
Why is the Lakes looking so much better than the Vistas?
When are we going to have a merchandise sale in the Golf Shop?
We will have a sale when we feel it is a safe time to have many people picking through items in the golf shop. Please be conscious of what you are touching and how many people are in the shop while you are looking through items.
Vistas "Small Hole" Aerification 5/12
Vistas Greens will have "Small Hole" aerification Tuesday May 12th
The Vistas Course will close at 9AM 5/12
You may wonder, just why do we aerate greens? Is it really that important? How long will they take to heal? Why do some courses make larger or smaller holes? And so on… Hopefully, we can help you understand the method behind the madness.
Simply put core aeration does several important things...