Now we are in the last part of season the greens recieved a much needed bayonet tine down to 3″, this will make the greens much stronger as we go in August which is the start of high pressure disease period till December.
We have reciently forked and sprayed fairy rings on the greens with a fungi and bacteria compost tea brew which has so far worked effectively and another will be applied at the end of August.
Long grass/scrub areas will recieve a cut and collect with our new Trilo S3 this will improve these areas for next year by encouraging the finer grasses and reducing weeds.
Work on the course;
- Replace astro turf by 10th green.
- Cut and clear long grass scrub areas on 9th, 16th/17th and 2nd tee area.
- Leaks on the course.
- Aerating tees.
- Renovation week GREENS hollow core and topdress with 8mm hollow tines, recovery 2 weeks. On week 3rd-7th September 2018.
After a testing period of drought through the summer and extra fixtures to the calendar, this year has really tested the course and greens to the full. Feedback back from the PGA during the Pro am was amazing and from other Clubs in home matches throughout the summer. This is a testimont to all the work we do throughout the year from aeration on the greens to managing our woodland areas with out this work your playing surfaces will deteriorate.
We currently have long term plans and in the short term our main priority is to get the course recovered from the drought before the winter arrives and finalising a winter plan.