Metropolitan Golf Links greens are known as some of the best in the area. As part of our preventive maintenance program to keep them in this condition, we are currently are doing a process known as core aerification. Many ask why we do this when the greens are in such good condition. Following is a video that should help explain the agronomic concepts for core aerification . Even though the video indicated differently, we at Metropolitan Golf links are proud that we focus on the greens being smooth and consistent when we complete the process in the next couple days. The overall speed will increase as the topdressing works into the turf canopy
Thanks for you continued support
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Guests have asked why we need to close 2 fairway to cart traffic periodically . The quick and simple answer is the soil and how cart traffic compacts this material to such an extent that it can destroy the turf This is primarily due to the high salt content and clay composition of this material This week we are continuing our turf and soil enhancement program to 2 fairway to improve this situation with the goal to increase cart traffic and a produce healthy turfgrass
Thanks for your patience as we make improvement to Metropolitan Golf Links
Hope to see you on the Links
Gary & Kendra
Please meet Marquis Beale Metro’s 2012 High School intern. Marquis is going into the 12th grade at Skyline High School where he attends the Green Energy Academy. He plans to attend college and study Environmental Science. His goal is to learn as much as he can about the golf and the renewable energy industry to make his community and the world a better place to live. Marquis has big aspirations and wants to do the best at whatever he tries at in life. He is a hard worker who never gives up.
“I really like working at Metropolitan Golf Links. It is a beautiful course with a great crew that maintains it. This is a great learning and working experience for me and I will never forget it.”
Check out last years video on Golf Channel
WOW What a year for these critters!!!
Without any predators except a couple hawks at Metro and the abnormal weather patterns we believe their migratory patterns must have been altered. Therefore we have had more coots visiting us this year then I can remember. My colleagues at other courses inform me that we are not alone from this onslaught of coots Besides the enormous amount of clean-up we have added to our daily maintenance program we have increase our harassing and added some techniques hoping this will help encourage them move along with their migration . Besides our 2 dogs, we use lasers, noise makers, fencing, netting, and wires strung across our lake in numerous patterns and colors. None have been that effective so we keep to clean up there mess We will continue to be proactive with the situation, but hope there will move on SOON
THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE
Please join Metropolitan Golf Links in supporting the Alameda County Community Food Bank and our community by donating some food the next time you play golf or join us in our restaurant at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Facility
Oakland Turfgrass Educational Initiative
To promote academic skills, leadership, self –esteem and integrity for Oakland’s youth through environmental education and work based learning experience in the golf and landscape industry.
High School Study Tours
How to Help:
Below are some possible ways you can help with these program.
$600 would fund a Study tour
$2000 would like to provide funds a Summer Internship for a High School student
$500 per student would sponsor a student to the Superintendents Trade Show- (room & travel)
You can share company or foundation contacts information for grants
You can volunteer to help promote OTEI or join as a volunteer at one of our events
Any monetary donation would help
OTEI is a non profit 501c3 organizations, so donations may be tax deductible
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help
Learn about what Metropolitan Golf Links does to improve the environment and support th community.
Check out the Audubon International display in our breezeway