Friday, July 13, 2018

Hail, Mother Nature!

On June 6, 2018 an epic hail storm ripped through DFW and the City of Carrollton was not spared, including our beloved Indian Creek golf course.

Emergency Aerification was necessary so the course closed the next day, as the greens were not playable as is, all 37 greens were aerified to help heave the turf and begin the process of ‘dent removal’.  Aerification is normally planned weeks or months in advance to prepare equipment and staff for a 2-day process, in this case Superintendent Kenny Baker and his crew sprung into action after arriving at dawn to see an ugly sight.

After the sun had risen the damage became clearer, so making the greens playable for a tournament in two days became the top priority!  With a full weekend tee sheet it was a sunup to sundown job for three days to top dress and roll all 37 green complexes so they could be played. 

 This is how far we’ve come in the past 30 days to recover from the wrath of that late spring Texas storm!

Pretty amazing progress, but hard fought…our maintenance and cart staff began working to repair each and every hail dent by hand in order to fully heal the smooth surface our golfers are accustomed to.