Old Chatham Golf Course
Following the Unwritten Rules of Golf
In a sport of tradition and manners, rules are important to keep golf games running smoothly and ensure that fair play occurs. Without question, rule books are available and… read more >>
Course Conditions Update
Spring looks like it is finally ready to stick around, and the Old Chatham Golf Club staff are very pleased with this as it means regular golf times and… read more >>
Do Your Clubs Give You A Fit?
Many golf shops offer their clients the chance to get “fit” for golf clubs. Often, golfers wonder what this means and whether they should do it. Being properly… read more >>
Course Enhancement Project Update and Lingo:
Sometimes when discussing golf course features I am met with a look of puzzlement or two when we use phrases like finger (an outcropping of turf with sand on… read more >>
What Everyone Ought to Know About Bermudagrass
Spending Time with Old Friends … In the past 7 years I’ve spent a lot of time researching the Ultradwarf bermudagrasses as a possible surface for golf greens. In… read more >>
Rain Or Shine, Course Enhancement Continues
The Open Doctor doesn’t wilt in the heat… On Friday July 6, Rees Jones spoke to members attending the member cookout and provided a brief update on the renovation. … read more >>
Course Enhancement Project Begins
It’s been a busy 11 days since the course enhancement project began at Old Chatham. The project is running on time and the construction team is very happy with… read more >>
Metal Drivers are a Fad; They Will Never Last...
Metal Drivers Belly Putters Balata Golf Balls Graphite Shafts Improved Bentgrasses Long Wooden Golf Tees Rolling Greens Perimeter Weighted Irons Ultradwarf Bermudgrass Greens Laser Rangefinders Yardages on Sprinkler Heads… read more >>
1,000 Degrees of Fahrenheit
Almost midway into the summer today is predicted to become the 10th day of triple digit high temperatures so far this year in central North Carolina. For all practical… read more >>
The Heat is On!
During the week of July 11th Old Chatham staff aerated all Fairways, Approaches, and Tees. Additionally, nearly 800 tons of sand was used to topdress all the areas that… read more >>
The Ideal Golf Course
It seems only fitting that the first post of the Old Chatham golf course management blog would coincide with Masters week. With golf front center in the news on… read more >>
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