Azalea Invitational Behind Schedule

 Top dressing at another course (image via

Top dressing at another course (image via

     "This is our second top-dressing of the year," said course superintendent Paul Corder on Tuesday. "Usually by now we probably are on our sixth top-dressing. But you can only top-dress at the rate of (grass) growth." 

     The current course conditions are the result of a particularly tough weather conditions; snow, cold temperatures and rain have all conspired together to make maintenance difficult. "We're ot having a great spring, but it's not for lack of effort," said Corder. "Under normal conditions, the golf course can be really good, the greens are great. This year it's not going to be great, it's going to be OK." 

     The rough weather is something of a trend, as the tournament has been rain-shortened the past two years. 

     For more information on the course, and the tournament players, check out the full article through the link below.