The greens have come through the winter fairly well . They have at times suffered from the amount of rainfall but with spring just around the corner and the longer daylight hours this brings , their condition should improve over the coming weeks . All the greens have been sprayed in the last couple of weeks for disease prevention . Over the next week or so weather permitting an application of fertiliser will be applied to the greens . This will hopefully kick start early season growth which inturn will aid recovery from the scarification and topdressing that i hope to carry out over the next few weeks .
All other areas of the golf course
The resumption of regular grass cutting on all areas of the golf course will begin in the next couple of weeks . Cutting has been kept to a minimum recently due in part to the weather and also we have been focusing our attention on the many winter projects we have undertaken .
Work we have carried out in the last few weeks which are currently at various stages of repair include :
- Draining the front left of the 3rd green behind the bunker .
- Draining the back left of the 17th green
- Repair to the paths at the 5th green , 6th tee and 14th tee
- Bare patches at the 3rd , 7th , 9th and 12th holes
There is some outstanding winter work to undertake this includes :
- Drain the bunker to the right of the 11th green .
- Bare patches on the 11th , 15th ,17th and 18th holes
- Landscape and grass seed the bare area behind the sundial opposite the clubhouse on the 3rd hole .
There are a few trees and many large limbs on trees that need removed from the course . Our usual contractor has been out to inspect the work and i await his estimate which i should recieve in the next week or so.
An email account has been set up so the members can have direct access to the head greenkeeper . I would invite all members to use this service if you have any questions regarding the course . Could I ask that any member wishing to ask questions please leave their name and membership number so I know who it is I’m talking to . The email address is :
Acting Head Greenkeeper