The Bee posse's weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
Course What you need to know
Ancil Hoffman Nice overall; greens usually at their best/firmest the week before aerification
Bartley Cavanaugh New fleet of carts as of Sunday; first-tee starter keeps order in crowded space
Bing Maloney Not bad but not as tip-top heading into summer as last year; players in this weekend's Sacramento City Men's Regional Four-Ball can expect some thin lies
Diamond Oaks Solid throughout; past problematic greens (Nos. 5 and 7) rolling beautifully
Empire Ranch Greens lighting fast, and rest of course isn't too shabby, either
Teal Bend Same ol' between Sacramento River and airport all good tee through green
WildHawk Has lowered height at which greens are cut and rolling them 2-3 times a week
Aerified last week: Haggin Oaks (MacKenzie), Morgan Creek, Plumas Lake
Aerified this week: Cherry Island, Wild Wings
Scheduled to aerify next week: Ancil Hoffman, Davis, Haggin Oaks (Arcade Creek back nine), Lincoln Hills (Hills), Whitney Oaks.
Call The Bee's Steve Pajak, (916) 326-5526.