Thursday, October 4, 2012

2012 Overseeding at SilverHorn Golf Club

The use of cool season turf grass for overseeding into warm season grasses is a common practice that many clubs in the southern and southwestern regions of the states experience every fall.

The dates for Fall overseeing of Bermuda grass can vary as much as 4 to 6 weeks because of climate differences associated with location. Here at SilverHorn, overseeding of our Tri-dwarf Bermuda greens with cool season Bluegrass is scheduled for Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 23rd. In order to complete the greens overseeing in two days, the putting green and the front nine greens will be closed on the 22nd and the back nine will be closed on the 23rd. We will seed and topdress (sand) our par three tees on Tuesday, October 16th. The practice tee will be seeded on Tuesday, October 30th and will be closed all day to accomplish the prep work, seeding, fertilization, and initial watering of the seed. Due to the seeding, our members and guests will utilize mats for several weeks as we establish Rye grass seed on the practice tee.

In order to establish a successful overseeing, light daytime watering (overhead irrigation sprinklers) several times during the day is required to germinate the seed quickly and establish the winter grass for our putting surfaces, par three tees, and our practice tee. This process usually takes about 7-10 days from the date of seeing on the greens, par 3 tees and about 2-3 weeks on the practice tee.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding as we go through this overseeing process in order to provide optimal putting surfaces for our members and guests in the spring months.

-Golf Course Maintenance Staff

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Intermediate Target

Tonight Rob Myers, PGA is here to talk about intermediate targets...

This evening I'm going to spend some time talking about alignment, in particular finding intermediate targets.  For those of you who are not familar with using intermediate targets this will no doubt improve your alignment.  You will find after reading the following few paragraphs that intermediate targets can be used for better alignment on all of your shots from the full swing, to chipping, and even on the putting green.

The first step to finding an intermediate target is getting behind the golf ball so that the ball is directly between you and your intended target.  Next draw an imaginary line from your intended target back to yourself disecting the golf ball on the way.  Once you have that imaginary line, pick out something on the ground just in front of the ball ( 6 inches - 6 feet, normally the closer the better) that your imaginary line intersects as well.  That "something" that you pick out on the ground could be a broken tee, a leaf, a discoloration in the grass, or even an old divot.  You will call this spot that you have chosen on the ground your intermediate target.  When you address the golf ball you want to line the club face up with the intermediate target that you have chosen and this will help you to get properly aligned to the target.  You will find it much easier to line up to a target that is within several inches or a couple of feet of the golf ball rather than something that is a couple hundred yards away. 

Next time you are on the driving range try practicing with an intermediate target and see how much easier it will be to get properly aligned to your intended target.  The margin for error on getting aligned to something that is closer to you is significantly less than trying to get lined up to something that is far distance from you.  As always, good luck and let me know if you have any questions!  Make it a great day! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Patriot Golf Day 2012

Patriot Golf Day 2012
August 31- September 3rd (the dates SilverHorn will be participating)

Come in and play golf 8/31- 9/3 and you will be able to support the children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.

Just let the golf shop associate checking you in that you would like to add a $1 to your round and that $1 will then be donated.

For more details please visit the Patriot Golf Day website or call the SilverHorn Golf Shop at 210-545-5300.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book a Tee Time from your Smart Phone

Smart phones are on the rise and are making life easier and easier. We want to make booking a tee time also easier from your cell phone... so bookmark this link to your smart phone browser and easily schedule your next tee time for a round of 18!