Renovation week will consist of hollow tining the greens with 8mm hollow tines down to a depth of 2″ then dressed with 30 tons of Ruffords no3 topdressing and verti-draining/solid tining down to 7″.
Monday: Double verti cut then hollow tining greens with possible 3 temporary greens in place.
Tuesday: Hollow tining greens with possible 3 temporary greens in place.
Wednesday: Bent seed applied then 30t topdressing and brushed in, 2 temporary greens in place.
Thursday: Topdressing applied and brushed in, 2 temporary greens in place.
Friday: Course presentation.
We are expecting rain on Wednesday morning so above work may be adjusted to suit the forecast and work load.
It’s that time of the year for one more aeration on the greens before Septembers greens renovation. The work carried out to the greens will be very short term disruption and will be back to normal by the weekend. It’s essential we carry out this work due to compaction diseases we are likely to see during August from heavy play from the past 2 months. This work will encourage root development and help with percolation during the autumn and minimise surface disruption from when we carry out greens renovation in September.
Here’s a picture from the chipping area we tined last week with the chisle tines we intend to use on the 12th August.
Course open with no restrictions.
We have increased the size of the 15th green to its original size, this will increase pin placements and decrease wear to this green. Shapes and sizes to all playing areas change with time and adjustments have to be made .
Course open and buggies are in use.
Course will be closed all day due to waterlogging from persistent rain. Next update will be Tuesday morning by 6:30am.