This week on the course
Monday 22nd July
The green and aprons were cut, bunkers and tee markers were checked. the 1st cut of the semi rough was cut and the cutting of the fairways began.
Tuesday 23rd July
The greens were cut, bunkers were checked and tee markers were moved. The greens were also sprayed with the monthly application of Primo max, Revolution, Attain and Liquid iron. The morning was spent divoting the fairways with the help of a member and a couple of junior members. In the afternoon the cutting of the semi rough and the path sides began and the practice area was mown.
Wednesday 24th July
The course was set up for the competition by cutting the greens fully raking the bunkers and moving the pin positions. The cutting of the tees was completed, tee sides were cut and the semi rough was continued. The drain lines to the left hand side of the fairway bunker of 8 were dressed with rootzone and seed.
Thursday 25th July
The greens were cut. Following overnight rain the sand in the bunkers become wet and compact so they were opened up using the mantis machine which helps to dry them sand out a soften the sand up, following this they were fully raked. The cutting of the semi rough continued and the cutting of the tees and the fairways began.
Friday 26th July
The greens and aprons were cut, bunkers and tee markers were checked. Following the cutting of the greens they were rolled using the turf iron machine. The cutting of the tees and the fairways were completed. The bins were emptied and the ball washers were topped up.
Green Speed Article
Attached is an interesting arcticle from February’s Greenkeeping publication explaining the key factors affecting green speeds
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