Frequently Asked Questions

The Sun Is Up, Why Can't We Play?

When climatic conditions are just right, the temperature can actually drop just after sunrise. The temperature may drop just enough to produce frost. This does not necessarily mean that the temperature is below freezing, 32 degrees F.

Why Can't We Play When There's Frost?

Frost is frozen dew on the grass. When the grass is frozen, the water inside the cells of the plant is also frozen. Foot traffic on frozen grass ruptures the cell membranes containing the frozen water. This causes irreparable damage to the structure of the plant. One foursome can track several hundred footprints on one green. If each footprint results in dead grass, we then have an inconsistent putting surface.