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Who were the winners of the 4 PGA Majors this year?
If you were playing from the black tees at Pottawatomie, and you eagled #1, birdied #3 and got a par on #4, which hole would you have had the lowest score on?
We now know that Michael Bihlmaier was the chainsaw artist that did the carving by the putting green. How many animals were carved into the tree?
A new flower bed was constructed on the #8 Tee Box in memory of our good friend and employee, Chris May. What color is the bed to be planted every year in his honor?
This is the time of year golf course superintendents can exhale! Cooler temperatures and shorter days all help in the fall seeding process. On August 13 and 14 we overseeded the bare spots in fairways #3, #4, and #6. So far, the seeding is coming in very nicely. My hope is to have those areas open by the last week of September. Fall aerification of greens and tees will take place towards the end of the month. As soon as we have a date, we will let you know.
One of the Swallowtail butterflies that was released.
We will also be planting several memorial trees this month. If you have any plans to add a tree to your home landscape, fall is a great time to plant. One thing to remember is to water it weekly until the ground freezes.
We also had another successful year saving the monarchs! The grounds crew released 119 Monarchs, with many more caterpillars adopted by Park District staff to raise and release at home. Susan, a St. Charles resident, also gave us several Swallowtail caterpillars to raise. We were lucky to be able to release 3 Swallowtail butterflies on the course.