Next week brings the first Major of the season, The Masters. However, with the course presentation and definition ahead of schedule, due to the relatively mild dry winter. The usual pressure of the “Augusta Syndrome”, is not a concern this year.
Going by the old farmers saying, “Oak before the Ash, we are due a splash”, we are in for a dry summer. As the Oak trees are budding long before the Ash trees.
Although i am pleased with the condition of the greens for this time of year, a planned light top dressing, within the next couple of weeks, will true the surface and increase the pace a little.