A view from the gallery at the 18th hole.

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Regions Tradition: Prepping the Course for a PGA TOUR Champions Major

Top 8 Things on a Course Superintendents To Do List

If you sit down and talk with Greystone Golf and Country Club Course Superintendent Jason Miller, you quickly discover – especially in the weeks leading up to the Regions Tradition – that the care, expertise and effort put it turn a great course into something greater than just a bit of mowing and watering. It takes a lot of effort and coordination to make a course as picturesque as Greystone ready for everyone.

So what are Miller’s Top Things To Do to Prep and Ready the Course for Competition?

  • More frequent mowing – two to three time a day on the short grass (greens and tees).
  • More detail and attention in the bunkers to make sure they are pristine, raked and present the challenge they should.
  • Using blowers in the morning and evening – to clean the course and to remove early morning dew from the walkout from tee to fairway.
  • Keeping a close eye on greens and moisture content – to ensure that they stay fast and firm.
  • Increasing the height of cut in the rough; it’s taller and more difficult than every-day play.
  • Remove the tee markers and flags daily … and work with the PGA to set pin placements each day.
  • Organize a staff that’s two times the regular size – with his crew, other professionals, and a team of volunteers there to make sure everything gets done

The Regions Tradition is May 17-21 at Greystone Golf and Country Club. For more information, visit www.regionstradition.com.