Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thank You Minor Park

I would like to say "Thank You" to all the employees and patrons of Minor Park Golf Course. As some of you may know I have accepted a position with SiteOne Landscape Supply and will be leaving Minor Park on Friday, October 6th. Over the last 6 years I have work diligently to turn Minor into the golf course that it is today.  I have had the privilege  to work for and with some awesome people in our company. I have also been able to share my love of Minor and its conditions with our patrons of this facility. Even though I will be leaving on Friday, Minor Park Golf Course will continue to be in good hands with the promotion of my Assistant Superintendent David Carlson.  Once again "Thank You" for allowing me to opportunity to help make Minor Park what it is today.

Friday, September 1, 2017

White Goose Grass

If you have played Minor Park in the last week or so, you may have noticed our cool-season tees and the collar on 6 having a white tint to it. Last Friday we sprayed a Herbicide called Pylex that helps remove goose grass. Here is some information and pictures on what Pylex does:

http://betterturf.basf.us/products/related-documents/pylex-herbicide-sell-sheet.pdf



6 green

Cool-season Tees



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Japanese Beetles

I wanted to talk about an issue people may be dealing with at their house.... The emergence of the Japanese Beetle. At Minor Park this July, Japanese Beetles have reek havoc on the American Lindon trees we have on holes 14, 16, & 17. You also may have noticed them on your roses bushes at home. These pesky insects love to defoliate the leaves, eating everything but the veins. Luckily for the American Lindon when a tree defoliates, as long as it was healthy to start it will not die. So after the beetles emerge, mate, eat every leaf in sight, and return to the ground to lay eggs, the tree should be able to regenerate its leaves. Here is the life cycle of the Japanese Beetle.
Here is also a link for more information on the Japanese Beetle and how to control them



Japanese Beetle Feeding

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New Mowers and Roller

About 2 weeks ago Minor Park was able to purchase 2 brand new John Deere 2500B Riding Greens mowers to replace our 10 year old Jacobsen GKIV.  One of the Jacobsens was rotated down to our tee mower to replace a 15 year old unit. The other was shipped over to HOA to update one riding greens mower. We were also able to purchase a 5 year old Graden Tournament Roller. This roller will allow us to skip mowing on really hot days and be able to keep greens smooth and consistent on those days. These pieces of equipment are very important to keep greens in great shape at Minor Park. Here are a few photos of our new equipment:




Monday, June 5, 2017

Native mowing

Its that time of the year..... Native mowing! This bi yearly adventure will allow you to find your ball easier and possibly an extra one to continue your round with. Come out and see us at Minor Park.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Flower Time At Minor Park

In the next couple of weeks we will be receiving our annual flowers from the City of Kansas City and our annual 45 cubic yards of Mulch. We will began by mulching our tee features and when plants start arriving we will begin planting  on 3,7,12,&17. New this year we are getting in 8-10 yews to be planted around the lesson tee at the Driving Range. Our plan this year is to start building a boarder around this tee to aid with some privacy and help catch a stray ball that may shoot out from the main driving range. If you haven't starting getting your plants out at your own house...now is a great time to start!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Aerification Dates

Due to rain and shared equipment we have decided to move our aerification dates from April 5-6th to our new dates of April 10th-12th. We are hoping that we can start on Monday and have all completed by Wednesday. We will be doing 9 holes at a time and monitoring the weather as we go. Feel free to keep up to date on course closings or aerification information on our Facebook or twitter accounts. Hopefully you can come out and enjoy a round of golf between the rain days. 


Thank You Minor Park

I would like to say "Thank You" to all the employees and patrons of Minor Park Golf Course. As some of you may know I have accepte...