Greeting Oak Meadow Members
June is being kind to us. We have temperate weather and less rain. These are excellent conditions to improve the quality of our greens. The best news is we currently have root structures that are 8 and 9 inches long. This makes the greens more tolerant to heat in July and August. Getting here was difficult, we had torrential rain that allowed the turf to seek water at the surface.
Following is what we did to get here.
Last fall we hydro-jected the greens. This process busted up the compacted soil at 8 to 12 inches. This spring we professionally aerated the greens at a depth of 10 inches. We removed the old cores and used them to improve the collars. We then over-seeded the greens several times. We vertical cut and top dressed when we could.
Once the rain stopped we did not turn on the watering system. Starving the greens of water. This forced the roots to go deep searching for moisture. With our soil in better condition the roots had air spaces to grow.
We are currently mowing at 0.140”. We are trying to perform the final cut with a walk behind mower. We are rolling the greens two times a week. We are experiencing an issue with our new mower. It is equipped with “tournament blades” they are thinner and should be giving us a high quality cut. They are not giving us the cut we are expecting. Toro is taking the entire unit back, putting the heads on a bench and going through the machine. This issue will get fixed.
We still have too much Poa anna in some of our greens. In preparation to rid us of this nuisance species we are over-seeding the greens now. In the heat of July you will see some yellow spots; thusly you may fear we are losing the greens. This will not be the case.
We want the Poa gone, Mother nature will do the work for us. The heat will kill the Poa. With the bent seed in place it will quickly fill in the yellow areas. Once every green is pure bent we will have spectacular turf that grows at the same rate. This will give us a smooth even putting surface. Remember bent grass tolerates heat better than Poa.
In the spring we will spray Proxy on the greens, it will limit Poa. This spring was a constant battle with rain which diluted the Proxy and washed it away.
The new practice green is coming along. The rain did wash away a lot of the seed. As of today we have seeded it three times, slowly over the next 3 weeks it will fill in more. There is nut-grass growing on the green. We will have to pull this nuisance grass out by hand.
Once the new green is established Dave Weinbaum is going to help us install a nice bunker next to the old putting green. Many thanks to Dave.
The drainage issue with 12 tee box is fixed, we are trying to get good turf established around the Tee. We will get there just give us time.
The ditch along 8 fairway has been repaired so we should have less issues with flooding.
If you have noticed there is a new bench on the practice green with my name on it. The benches are constructed from the White Oak Trees that we have harvested at Oak Meadow. They are custom made by Tom Winzer. You will see many more over the next few months. If you would like a bench with your name on let me know ASAP. Many have been spoken for.
On September 28th we will have a tournament to help pay for many more improvements at the club. The “Tough Putt Challenge”. It will be a 2 man four-ball and a 2 lady scramble. The weather will be temperate. We will shut of the water for a few days, firming up the greens. Lower the walk behind, double cut and double roll the greens. They will be fast. Please support this tournament if you can.
The money raised will be earmarked to update and improve many of our tee boxes. Examples will be #1, 13, 5, forward 3 and 6. Others as well, it just takes money.
Finally, I failed to mention that along with Mike Lorey; Billy Johnston, Jason Frost and Shane McKern all pitched in to help re-furbish the tee signs last winter. They did a fantastic job. I believe they are currently working on fixing up the larger course sign. Give them a thanks for doing this.
See you in the fairway,
Dr. David J. Moreland
Recently the Journal of spine published data that states since 2002 to 2012 there is an increase of 63% of individuals over the age of 30 seeking out chiropractic care to help with back pain.
A substantial portion of US adults utilize chiropractic care over the last 12 months compared to 2002. Chiropractic care offers patients a drug-free alternative to dealing with back pain. Chiropractic care tends to focus on treating the cause of the problem and not the symptoms of the problem.
Chiropractors use manual adjustments and physical techniques such as exercise to help strengthen patient spine.
If you live in the Rolla area consider seen Moreland chiropractic for chiropractic care. Dr. Moreland is continually sought help for for great chiropractic care. He is open to all treatment modalities that will benefit patients. He takes the time to listen to you and understand your issues before developing a treatment plan.
Don't delay, call today.
Moreland Chiropractic Clinic, Rolla, MO 65401.
Good afternoon Oak Meadow members,
I hope you are enjoying your course. The greens are doing well. We are going to Verti-cut the greens today. We try to Verti-cut the greens every two weeks during temperate seasons. Mother nature often thwarts our efforts. From June to August the crew must lay off this process. Few courses Verti-cut during the extreme heat of Midwest summers.
Our greens mowers are fitted with heads which have blades that are thin and tightly spaced. The blades cut down vertically into the turf at 0.125”. After Verti-cutting, the green is mowed again with regular blades.
The process removes excess leaf growth that makes our greens spongy and bumpy. Verti-cutting opens grooves so we can brush in top dressing sand. It promotes upright growth of the turf blade by removing horizontal growing structures. It removes Poa annua seed heads. This totals up to a higher quality cut when the green is mown daily.
To the contrary, Verti-cutting does not speed up our greens, it initially slows them down. The process is vital to improve the consistency and speed of the green.
Our Zoysia fairways have had a tough spring. The rain did not allow us to mow them, so they went to seed. The seed-stems are very fibrous, they do not go through the reel mowers. They clog the reels and lay over the grass. The reel mowers do a fantastic job on blades of grass, they are no match for the stick-like seed-stems. The white on the fairways is billions of seed-stems. With time we will get rid of them; your patience is appreciated.
We plan on fixing #8 fairways drainage this winter. The ditch to the left of the fairway will be enhanced and drainage may be added. We have several months to plan and we are open to everyone’s thoughts and ideas.
The practice green received a ton of rain right after it was seeded. Fear not, we have plenty of seed. We use probes to let us know its Ph and moisture level. When the time is appropriate we will add more seed, fertilizer, and aerate.
The new green is fascinating. Built to exact USGA specs it is a different beast than any of our push-up greens. When mature it should be firm, fast and easy to take care of. Its size will allow competitive golfers the opportunity to practice lag-putting that is needed on larger greens.
Our soil chemistry was good but the rain diluted and washed away some chemicals, we are getting more soil samples taken. We will adjust our chemical plan accordingly.
A word on ball washers; I was asked where did they all go? In 2003 the course added Tee-signs that were equipped with plastic ball washers. Plastic doesn’t hold up well over 17 years. Many cracked and would not hold water.
A year ago the signs were refurbished, thanks to Mike Lorey. At this time, the crew took all the ball washers off the course. Ball washers that were workable were fixed and put back on the Tee-signs. Washers that were not repairable and would not hold water were discarded.
So if anyone would like to donate or help raise funds to replace them I am open to your help. My suggestion is we only use aluminum Par-aide ball washers. They cost $220. They last a life time. Being metal they hold up well over the years and the parts in-side are replaceable.
The next green committee meeting June 10th at 6:30. Feel free to attend.
See you in the fairways,
David J. Moreland
Green chair We understand that this post isn't chiropractic related but my patients that are members and patients have asked that I post my updates here so they can read them if they get kicked off of the oak Meadow site.
As always we do provide high quality chiropractic care in Rolla Mo. Moreland Chiropractic Clinic.
Hey guys there is still time to get registered for the St. James 2 person scramble this weekend. The Oak Meadow 3 person is May 11 and 12. There are openings for this tournament as well. Next Sr. Golf session is Thursday May 9. 2 PM. Shoulders and Cores.
Moreland Chiropractic Dr. David Moreland Rolla MO
For 25 years I have always told people that patient's of all sizes get back pain. I have also said it doesn't hurt to lose a little weight, doing this is the difficult part.
A study that came out in January 2018 that has concluded that back pain can be eased with just a simple 10% weight loss. It has also been concluded that the weight loss will reduce abdominal pain, chest pain, knee pain, etc.
I will continue to tell people that all size patients get back pain, but there is data to prove that weight loss can help reduce their back pain. So for now I will continue to instruct patients to exercise and strengthen their core and spine. I will also tell people to get regular chiropractic adjustments to keep their spine mobile and reduce the chance of degenerative joint disease. I will give them copies of this recent study from the The Journal of Pain that proves that weight loss helps to reduce back pain.
Now for the hard part losing weight. Often I find patients struggle to lose weight, myself included. They will tell me that they are only eating 1500 to 1600 calories a day, yet they don't feel like they're losing weight. In typical fashion they give up and often binge eat. I think it's most important that a patient knows his BMR, this is your basal metabolic rate. Figure your out your BMR now.
Google search "BMR" calculator, this will quickly give you the amount of calories it takes for you to stay at the weight you are today. If you have a low BMR such as 1200 or 1400 calories a day, you will struggle to lose weight on a 1500 calorie a day diet.
It is important to try to move to more low glycemic index style diet. This reduces the amount of sugar in your body and sugar is addictive and causes inflammation. Patients will be flabbergasted how much better they feel when they go on a low glycemic diet. Examples of these diets are the ketogenic diet, Atkins diet, South Beach diet, and the Gerson diet. Dr's get rave reviews for just putting patient's on a low glycemic diet or even a gluten free diet.
If you live in St. Louis the doctors at Washington University have a Medi-Cal diet that works wonders. It is a very low glycemic diet the patient sustains themselves on protein drinks and sugar free Jell-O. The diet works my brothers lost a lot of weight on this he also manages his diabetes very well.
In closing we Moreland chiropractic clinic are always here to help give you advice on your back pain, get to adjusted and get you back to life. If you enjoy golf you should let back pain interfere with coffee. If you like playing with your grandchildren you should like back pain interfere with that activity either.
Chiropractic care works wonders for back pain. Give us a call at Moreland chiropractic. 364-8086.
I have instructed patients that both overweight patients, skinny patients and medium-size patients get back pain. So I've told patients that are overweight to not get themselves down about being overweight and having problems.
I still contend that most back problems in modern society are caused from sitting and not exercising. The modern workplace requires a sedentary job often even large companies like the distribution center require the workers to ride around on forklifts all day.
In an aging population many people are asking me what Chiropractic care can do for reversing dementia and or helping with Alzheimers disease. The short and fast answer is to give th patient advice and guidance. There are no studies I can find that prove that chiropractic manipulation can help with demintia.
I have come across research that demonstrates that learning a sceond language may benefit or reverse. I will post a link. Even if future studies disprove this theory, what can it hurt and how better to enrich your life.
Dr. David J. Moreland
Moreland Chiropractic Clinic
Rolla MO 5733648086
Fourth of July is next Wed. Get out there and support the community and go to the Carnival. it's a Rolla MO tradition.
Be safe and don't get hurt. We are always jut a call away. We have a great staff and always open for your needs.
David Moreland, DC
Moreland Chiropractic Clinic
Rolla MO 65401
The Grellner golf tournament was a blast as always. I got to see a lot of friends and patients. For all my Dr Golf patients, you looked good out there. It was nice to see everyone doing thier exercises.
Next tournament for me will be the OMCC two man in July. We will have two Dr. Golf before then, one her and one in Springfield.
Chiropractic care does amazing things.
The Oak Meadow 3 person scramble is this weekend. As usual I will be doing a Dr. Golf this Thursday before. It is limited to 10 people.
We will work on your turn, hip flexors and hamstrings.
Looking forward to seeing everyone that is from out of town.
David J. Moreland, DC, CCSP
Certfied by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
What a perfect day in Rolla Mo for a charity golf tournament. Hope you all enjoy.
Moreland Chiropractic Clinic
Rolla's hometown Chiropractor for over 24 years.