We’ve invested in a new weather station after the old one finally gave up after many years service.
Davis Vantage Pro2 6152UK is an expandable, wireless professional quality weather station with a wide range of options and sensors. All Vantage Pro2 stations include a console and a versatile integrated sensor suite that can be customised by adding consoles or special-purpose options. The anemometer can be mounted separately, up to 40′ (12 m), from the rain collector.
This weather station displays and records barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, rainfall and wind with optional solar radiation and UV.
The console gives calculated values such as wind chill, dew point and evapotranspiration as well forecasting and a current conditions “ticker”.
The data collected will aid the greenkeepers making important decisions either when opening or irrigating the course in turn saving the club money when applying expensive resources like water, fungicides and fertilisers.
In the next few months we will hopefully have this data available for the members to see via the website or weblink for you to see our live weather stream.
We’ve had our Arborist’s in today to prune branches around the 1st green, this will improve air and light to the green and reduce disease infection while improving the playing surfaces in this area. We’ve had to take down 2 dying Oak trees in the 2nd gap which have recieved large amounts of golf ball damage and the Arborists are unable to climb as they are deamed to dangerous. We still have further more pruning to complete on Monday by reducing the coppiced holly from previous woodland management work and around the red tee this will encourage the Bluebells in this area and high light the feature bomb crater and ditch which has the characteristics of the famous golf course architect James Braid.
Golf ball damage…
Now the snow has cleared we have been busy with the winter projects. The 3rd Tees have been to wet to continue so we’ve switch to a dryer project on the install of a new path to the left of the 17th green, this will improve play during the winter months.
Look out for the Remberance Day Flag on the 11th hole “Lest We Foreget”. #11thNovember
SHGC played Chislehurst GC yesterday and stormed to victory by 71/2-1/2 and go through to the next round of the Royal Blackheath Trophy.