This week on the course
Monday 29th April
Following wind damage over the winter to the east gates at the bottom end of the car park the golf club purchased some new metal gates which were installed today. The course was checked over and the tee markers were moved positions and the bunkers were checked for footprints and damage from animals. The greens were Verti cut on a double pass and to the depth of 2mm and were cut. Mowing on the tees, aprons and the semi rough began.
Tuesday 30th April
The day began with the tee markers and bunkers checked, the greens were mown and were sprayed afterwards with a tank mix of Primo Max, Liquid Iron, Attain and Revolution. The Primo Max is a growth regulator which helps maintain a health sward without vigorous growth, The liquid iron is a feed which promotes green up and healthy turf, Attain helps promote good soil health and root growth and finally the Revolution is wetting agent which helps to hold water through the soil profile to enable good water intake through he roots. Cutting of the tees was finished, some path sides and copses around the course were cut as were the front lawns around the club house.
Wednesday 1st May
The bunkers were fully raked, the markers were checked and moved and pin positions were changed for todays competition. Greens, semi rough, path sides and some bunker faces were mown. The aprons were Verti cut to the depth of 2mm to help refine the surface.
Thursday 2nd May
the bunkers were again fully raked and the pin positions were moved in preparation for the first league match of the season. Greens tees and fairways were cut, as was the first cut of semi rough. The Verti cutting of the aprons was completed. the marking of the pond and GUR around the course was done.
Friday 3rd May
Bunkers and markers were checked. The greens, fairways and semi rough were cut. The first cut around the greens was cut for the first time, this is cut at 9mm. cutting of the bunker faces was continued.
Green Speed Article
Attached is an interesting arcticle from February’s Greenkeeping publication explaining the key factors affecting green speeds
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