The first day of spring has come and gone in Southern Delaware. Now it’s time for you to get the right apparel and golf equipment to make you look good this season on the golf course and shoot your lowest round possible. Our Golf Professionals have identified some great apparel and equipment to help you look good and play great this golf season.
FOOTJOY ProDry Performance Lisle Shirts
This great looking shirt has easy to care for fabric that avoids wrinkling and shrinkage and the ProDry Stretch Fabric offers extreme comfort throughout the golf swing during warmer temperatures.
ASHWORTH CARDIFF GOLF SHOE
The Ashworth Cardiff golf shoe is a stylish golf shoe with cross-over appeal, playability, and wear ability. It is a sure-footed spikeless sole unite with tumbled leathers and rich suede accents to take you from the course to the clubhouse and beyond in comfort. This shoe has a 2 year water proof warranty and is great for the avid walker.
TAYLORMADE ROCKETBALLZ FAIRWAY WOOD
Who doesn’t want an extra 17 yards? That is Taylormade’s new promotion for their rocketballz line of fairway woods. The advanced Speed Pocket is the ultimate launching pad and it is engineered to dramatically increase ball speed and distance. That means EXTREME DISTANCE!
TITLEIST NEW NXT TOUR S GOLF BALL
Engineered for high performance, the new NXT Tour and NXT Tour S golf balls will help you reach your potential. Both NXT Tour and NXT Tour S deliver low driver and long iron spin for outstanding distance and also offer excellent short game scoring performance and soft feel. Golfers can find an NXT Tour that meets their personal preferences as NXT Tour S provides a softer compression feel and is available in white and high optic yellow.
Come and visit the Golf Shop at the Heritage Shores Club, where all of these items are available plus many more. Our superior staff will help get the right product for you. We look forward to seeing you on the links this season!
If you’ve been to the golf course recently, you might have noticed that we have started the aerification process on the fairways and completed aerifying the greens. As you play your round you are probably wondering why the golf course maintenance staff has to disrupt the playing surface of the golf course?
Listed below are three of the main benefits of the aerification process.
- It relieves soil compaction. Over time, the traffic from golfer’s feet (as well as mowing equipment) tends to compact the soil under the putting green. When the soil becomes compacted, the air pockets on which the roots depend are crushed, and the roots are essentially left gasping for air. Without oxygen, the grass plants become weaker and will eventually wither and die.
- It provides a method to improve the soil mixture around the highest part of the green’s roots. Aerification is a mechanical process that creates more air space in the soil and promotes deeper rooting, thus helping the grass plants stay healthy. Here at Heritage Shores we will be using a ¼” hollow tine to remove the core from the soil. This will in turn allow for an infusion of air and water that brings a resurgence of growth. The spaces left by the coring process are then filled with sand “topdressing” that helps the soil retain air space and will make it easier for roots to grow downward. Filling the aerification holes with sand will also help improve drainage and helps with compaction.
- Reduces and prevents the accumulation of excess thatch. Growing turf adds a layer of organic matter on the surface. This layer, called thatch, is an accumulation of dead stems, leaves and roots. A little organic matter makes for a resilient green, but too much invites diseases and insects. Topdressing and aerification are two of the best ways to reduce an existing layer and prevent an excess of thatch from becoming established.
I hope this quick little article helps you understand why this process is so important to maintaining a quality putting surface here at Heritage Shores. Also, the aerification process will help your home lawn survive the stress that Mother Nature puts on it during the growing season. One thing you want to make sure of is to have your sprinkler heads marked with a flag before the contractor starts the aerification process on your yard. The sprinkler head is no match for an aerification tine.