Saturday, 21 October 2017

Routine Maintenance


Today:
Team fourball competition , forecast heavy rain, 7mm of over night rain course softer than normal. Greens ironed, holes changed and bunkers raked.
Heather cutting has started and will be on going over the next few weeks until completion.
We have 4 visitors playing today.

If weather conditions are favourable week commencing 23rd October greens will be deep verti drained using 350mm x 30mm tines and top dressed.

If wet weather continues course closures could become imminent.
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Advance Programme

Advance Programme:
Greens will be solid tined regularly. There after greens will be very lightly top dressed every 4/6 weeks if practical.  Deep verti draining and heavy sanding will be carried out to all greens week commencing 23rd October, some winter greens will be in use during this process.
When time and weather allows we will hollow core and top dress surrounds, approaches and wet areas on greens, this will be carried out some time from 1st October onwards.
Heather will be cut and the wispy grass areas within rough scarified.
Routine fairway divoting is carried out weekly. Some areas where bushes/trees were removed will be re-seeded, mild fertilisers will be applied to the whole course over the coming few weeks. All drainage lines on the practice range will be seeded.  small broom and gorse bushes within heather beds will be removed or sprayed with weed killer.