Please see below the Head Greenkeepers planned schedule for August. It should be noted that the weather plays a vital part in some of our maintenance proceedures and sometimes we have to carry them out as a priority when weather conditions dictate, which can cause some disruption to play.
Could I respectfully remind members of a few points that have come to my attention recently:
- Buggies should never be driven between greenside bunkers and the green (and the same applies to pull trolleys).
- Driving range balls must not be taken from the range for use on another occasion. We have had over a dozen range buckets stolen over the year which have now been replaced.
- On entry to the club please drive straight up to the 'entry barrier' and for obvious reasons do not turn right! (there is a no right turn sign).
- Please adhere to your booked tee time. On busy days I sometimes put a few reserved tee times on the tee sheet throuthout the day to help the flow of play on the course (like they do by slowing traffic on motorways). These short gaps in play really help the course play flow smoother without so much bunching up of groups of players.
On on a positive note thank you to the many members who have expressed thanks to the greenstaff for their hard work this season.
Nigel Powell - Director of Golf
August Course Maintenance & Planned Work Schedule
- Greens will be lightly verti-cut to thin out the sward and to help the grass stand up. They will receive a granular feed to reduce Anthracnose. A very light top-dressing will be applied to further level the playing surface. Aeration will continue with mini solid-tining. Green surrounds will be fed and approaches sprayed with growth regulator.
- Due to the time of year grass growth has now slowed down and with less mowing required work we will carry on with bunker renovations on the 11th, 13th greenside and 17th fairway.
- Equipment - We will be taking delivery of new course drainage equipment this month in preparation for our gravel and sand banding work that is scheduled for the Autumn. Quite a few members have generously offered their help with topping up the drainage lines when the work has been done. We will be in touch to ask for volunteers nearer the time.
Unfortunately we had our John Deere cylinder fairway mower stolen a few weeks ago, but this is being replaced and will be in action grooming and cutting the fairways. In the mean time we are continuing cutting the fairways with our back up fairway mower.
Andy Mason - Head Greenkeeper