Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hydraulic oil leak on #12 green this morning

We had a reel motor hydraulic hose burst on #12 green this morning. we took the usual steps of washing it down with Dawn and hosing it off. Only time will tell how much turf we will lose in this area. The thing to remember is that the grass is killed instantly when the hot oil hits it. We are only trying to save the root zone of the plant and keep golfers from tracking the oil across the green by flushing it out with dawn. If we do not see any new growth within two weeks we will be re-sodding the green with turf from either the back of the green or one of our practice greens.