Unfortunately our January window for verti-draining greens was hampered by frost, snow and delays with the stableford competitions but now the weather has now changed for the best and the competitions have past it is now the best time to start the verti-draining. This will commence on Monday 18th February till Thursday 21st February.
This will be the last weekend before we turn off the drinking fountains for the winter.
Today we will be cutting down the last 2 willow trees to the right hand side of the 2nd fairway just before the newly erected pathway down to the 3rd tees. These are due to come out as they are very evasive and will in no time send roots through our new drainage, this will then cause blockages and will leave the drainage unable to work to it’s full potential.
We will continuing verti draining fairways around the course so please be aware of this.
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.
Now the soil is beginning to soften it is ideal conditions to start verti-draining the course starting next week with the greens on Monday 19/11/19 for 3 days and the fairways from Monday onwards for 3 weeks weather permitting. Please take time watching the link below for why we carry out these operations.
Tees will be top dressed and warn areas over seeded this week.