The majority of the over hanging branches in the gap have been pruned by our tree climbers and the next step is to take a few small oaks on the left and right of the gap. Rather than close the hole for a few days we will complete this work when the course closes and we are able to work in safety.
Work has commenced vertidraining fairways and aprons, this will relieve compaction, improve drainage and health/vigour of the plant. We hope to complete this operation before Christmas.
We are noticing many pitchmarks that have been badly repaired and will take longer to repair, please follow the instructions in the video below on “how to repair a pitchmark”. This will aid recovery and improve surfaces.
Series of drainage trenches has commen
sed by the 2nd Green this week and will continue in various areas on the RHS of the 2nd Fairway through November ( highlighted in the attached picture), there will be disruption to play with a temporay green while we install the greenside drainage.
Tree pruning will commence this week by the greenkeeping facilities as a large horse Chestnut has died due to the building work, if there is time work will start on the 4th tee gap and continue over the following weeks.
Tees will be top dressed and warn areas over seeded this week.
Greens have now been completed and we sprayed a fungal brew on the greens yesterday and watered heavily to wash the brew/sand in and today we will spray rebrew consisting of bacteria with a part trail on 9 greens for an experiment over the next 3 months to see the effect on disease such as Fusarium.
The first cut on the greens will be on Saturday at a height of 4.5mm this height will improve recovery time as other competitions start again next week the height of cut will come down but not at the usual summer heights as the temperatures are now falling with less day light hours the turf will struggle at a lower height this time of year and be more susceptible to disease.