The Muni Update

Jun 30, 2024
The Muni Update
Good Morning,
The golf course opened for play once again on Saturday, June 29. It was nice to see some of the folks come out to play golf and express their relief to "just get away from it all." We didn't have a lot of golfers, but it was a successful day for everyone that had a chance to play some golf. More smiling faces were at the clubhouse early this morning anxious to tee off.
We still have quite a few staff members that are away from work dealing with the damage to their homes. Golf course employees will be off work until they feel they are 100% ready to come back to work. The golf course grounds and clubhouse will be staffed to the best of our ability on a daily basis. 
Please be patient if we are short handed some days in the clubhouse or if we aren't raking sand traps every day on the course. We are going to continue to provide great customer service and a beautiful golf course each day with the resources we have available.
Even though the golf course has been closed we still needed to maintain the grounds. The course has different varieties of turfgrass on the greens, tees, fairways, and roughs which cannot be left unmaintained or the grass would get away from us. Our limited staff was able to do a fabulous job keeping up with everything. 


Thursday night we received 0.9" of rainfall at the golf course followed by another 0.5" of rain Friday afternoon. The rainfall left the course wet in most of the normal locations including the sand traps. By Saturday morning most of the water had surprisingly soaked into the ground. This morning most of the sand traps had dried leaving only minimal water still standing in a couple traps.
I have been able to spray herbicide applications on holes #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #11, #12, #13, and #14. There is quite a bit of clover and other broadleaf weeds throughout the golf course. There is a high control rate in the 54 acres of turfgrass treated areas on the golf course. I will continue to work my way around the remainder of the golf course until the remaining 110 acres have been treated.
Early Saturday morning I treated the greens with a fungicide, wetting agent, and foliar fertilizer. The fungicide was applied to treat early signs of mycelium showing up on the golf green surrounds. Mycelium is a network of tiny web-like fungal threads that show up when there is pressure for disease on the golf greens. The wetting agent helps with the control of isolated dry areas in the turf. The foliar fertilizer is a scheduled application of nutrients readily available to the turf plant. I also treated some areas around the greens with a wetting agent early this morning.
I hope everyone is doing as well as possible at this time. It's definitely been a challenging time for our community. The biggest positive I have been able to take away from this devastation is watching people helping people. We will continue to help each other and build for a greater tomorrow!
Brian C Mohr
Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer
101 W 5th Street
Spencer Municipal Golf Course
Spencer, Iowa 51301
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