This week on the course
Monday 8th October
Bunkers were checked and raked where required, tee markers were moved positions and the greens were cleared of pine needles and leaves with rotary mowers. The drain lines on the 12th and 16th greens were marked out ready for the turf to be cut and were sprayed with Instrata which is a chemical that is applied to help in the protection of turf from the spreading of disease. White lines were put around the temporary greens and the holes covers were removed.
Tuesday 9th October
The greens were mowed at 4 mm, temporary greens were mowed at 7 mm, bunkers were checked and the pin positions were moved with hole liners put back in to help maintain the shape of the hole. The turf on the 12th and 16th greens were cut using the turf cutter that was hired, with the turf being lifted from the 16th green ready for the drainage work to commence.
Wednesday 10th October
Greens were mowed, bunkers were raked and remaining greens were sprayed with Instrata. Aprons around greens were mowed at 12 mm, debris was removed from the greens due to wind. The main drain at the front of the green which we will be putting the drains from the green into was located and dug out, the depth of this was checked 24″ and also checked to ensure it was clear for use.
Thursday 11th October
Greens were mowed, bunkers checked and tee areas were mowed with tee markers positions being mowed. Two of the drain lines were dug out at a depth of 24″ with 3″ pipe inserted, with 9″ of gravel placed on top of the pipe and finally 12″ of rootzone put on top. Holes on the temporary greens were changed with new pots put in.
Friday 12th October
Bunkers were checked, tables and chairs in the lounge were moved for the captains dinner dance on Saturday. Dug out the 3rd drain line on the 6th green completing it in the same way as the previous 2, with the target of completing the remaining 3 drain line the following week.