Greens The greens are currently in good condition despite the near constant rainfall they have had to endure in the last few weeks. It is hugely encouraging that throughout this time the course has at no point had to close due to flooding. This a marked difference to previous years where similar periods of heavy rainfall would have seen the course close for part/full days fairly frequently. This turnaround has been achieved by a combination of different things (Increased aeration, regular top dressing, introducing many new products to aid soil structure change). It is a good start but it is essential that we continue down this road in order to give us the best chance to produce good firm greens throughout the year not just in the summer months. Tees The tees had an application of fertiliser last week and are to be solid tined and verti cut within the next couple of weeks. Amongst other treatments we have scarified and overseeded the 9th tee which has improved significantly and is currently in good condition. 1st tee area The 2 areas to the side of the 1st tee will be turfed the week beginning Monday 3rd of August. Old sundial area opposite the clubhouse This area has been landscaped with additional soil and overseeded in the last week. The grass seed should start to germinate within the next 7 to 10 days. White chipped area round the front of the clubhouse This area is becoming a maintenance headache. It has been hand weeded on several occasions by the greenstaff already. Yet the grass and weeds just grow back thicker and thicker as the weeks go by. It was inevitable this was going to happen and it was for this reason I raised my concerns about the installation of this area in the first place. At the earliest opportunity when suitable weather conditions allow an application of total weedkiller will be applied. Golf Course Etiquette Could I appeal to ALL GOLFERS to please use the tee bins provided and refrain from dropping litter on the golf course? THANKS 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 am talking to. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Alan Lawrie Head Greenkeeper
@scottygilbride Ok. As I said supposed to be a week today but weather depending.
@scottygilbride Scott do you mean when mats are off? If so think it’s a week today Monday but that’s weather depending.
The Sun ☀️ is shining and the Course has now Re Opened for Play 🏌️🏌️🏌️🏌️🏌️
Golf Course remains CLOSED just now due to snow , Greenkeepers are out clearing Winter Greens at the moment and will Re-Open once the winter greens are ALL cleared.