15th green adjustment

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 .

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Topdressing greens Tuesday 04/06/19

Our usual aeration was carried out last week on the greens and tomorrow we intend to topdress, verti cut and overseed with Bent seed. This work is a week later than last year due to the fixtures at the moment and staff holidays/4 day weeks. We will verti-cut the greens on Monday afternoon in 2 directions and this will continue on Tuesday with the application of topdressing. The greens will then be brushed and wash in by either irrigation or rainfall.
This work will ensure the greens will be the best condition through June, July and beyond which is traditionally our busiest and most important calendar months.
“Why are you doing this again!”
To ensure the greens remain healthy and smooth during our busiest months.
The topdressing will ensure the greens remain playable “firm” during the winter months.

Aeration will strengthen the greens during extreme weather conditions and the introduction of Bent seed will help them through tough conditions making them more sustainable and healthy with out extra costs of resources which are past onto the member’s/customers ie Fertiliser’s, Water, Fungicides, Wetting agents and Labour costs.
Short term damage with long term benefits that will recover by the weekend!

Aerating Greens 28th-29th May.

Our usual summer/late spring aeration work will be carried out on the greens this week. We will verti-cut and aerate the greens with knife tine’s down to 3″ at 2″ spaces on Tuesday and Wednesday. Topdressing will follow in the coming weeks to smooth the greens surface and help with drainage and percolation of the irrigation water.

This work will ensure the greens are at their best condition through June, July and beyond which is traditionally our busiest and most important calendar months.

“Why are you doing this again!”

  • To ensure the greens remain healthy and smooth during our busiest months.
  • The topdressing will ensure the greens remain playable “firm” during the winter months.
  • Aeration will strengthen the greens during extreme weather conditions and help them through tough conditions making them more sustainable and healthy with out extra costs of resources which are then past onto the member’s/customers ie Fertiliser’s, Water, Fungicides, Wetting agents and Labour costs.
  • Short term damage with long term benefits that will recover by the weekend.
  • This work will prevent the greens becoming thatchy and unplayable in wet spells or through the winter months thus preventing the use of temporary.

Renovation Week update.

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.