On March 12, I posted some information on a late-fall (Oct. 25, 2011) seeding of bentgrass at Makray Memorial Golf Club near Chicago by Supt. Timothy Christians. Some of the newly seeded tees were covered during the winter and some were not. The subject of the post was the surprising success from such a late seeding.
The spring has continued to be unusually warm in the Chicago area. The following two pictures are from April 3. The first one is of the tee that had been covered and the second one is of the uncovered tee. They have both been mowed by April 3 and both will be open much earlier than usually would be expected.
Tee that had been covered during the winter.