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NOTE – No matter what other work is done the quality of the course is paramount and priority will always be given to presenting the playing surface in as good a condition as possible.
Golf Course Maintenance.
The course continues to thrive and in particular the greens. Thatch
levels have been reduced by 25mm in the past 5 years. Recovery rates
from greens maintenance week have been rapid. The greens will be
lightly dressed throughout the coming months with 80/20 top dressing.
The light top dressing applications will improve ball roll, and
firmness of the greens, which enhance greater green speeds. The greens
are mown every day from May until Mid September and on competition days
the greens are ironed after mowing, to further increase greens speed.
The green staff have worked extremely hard and a lot of areas on the
course have been re-turfed .These areas will naturally blend in to
existing areas during the coming weeks when growth rates increase. The
sprayer has been busy applying fertilizers, wetting agents to greens,
tees, and approaches. The dry spring has enabled the green staff, to
increase aeration work to reduce compaction levels on tees, greens,
fairways and semi rough areas. Aeration on these areas will reduce
compaction improving hydraulic conductivity, which increases available
water content in the soil to promote a healthier sward of turf on all
aspects of the golf course. Hope all members have a great golf season
and the weather is good.
Mr John Talbot MSc