Friday, 27 September 2013

Maintenance Week Update

I am happy to report that all planned work on the greens has been succesfully completed. The weather has been kind and with 9 holes closed each day we were able to get everything done by lunchtime today. The greens will need some time to recover from the intensive operations but the tine holes are mostly all filled already. There is quite a bit of sand still visible on the greens but we hope this will grow out over the weekend allowing us to shift our focus to surface refinement from next week.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Maintenance Week

Maintenance Week  
Our annual autumn maintenance week runs from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th September. We will carry out a number of vital operations to the putting surfaces with the aim of decreasing the amount of organic matter present in the upper profile of the rootzone. We plan to core the greens using a 13mm hollow tine, deep scarify in two directions, over seed and top dress. Weather permitting; we will apply around 3 tonnes of dressing to each green. This procedure is a fundamental part of our course maintenance plan and represents the single most important week of the year from a greenkeeping perspective. To enable the work to progress uninterrupted, restrictions will be in place with 9 holes open for play only on each day until the work is complete.