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.
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.
Course open and buggies are not in use due to unsuitable ground conditions.
Please keep trollies to the white lines.
Profile showing 2-3% Organic Matter (mostly living roots)
Each year I run trails on the greens to see which is effective for disease prevention called IPM, this is very proactive as long term forecast reads that we will loose many fungicides in the future and with this considered we are at present at least 10 years ahead of the “game”.