Over the last two days, we have carried out intensive work on our greens to bring them up to the required standard. We have used a process called sand injection using a Graden Contour machine.
This hand operated machine is a scarifier/ aerator with the ability to tear into the organic matter content. The blades cut a 3mm groove to any depth from 1mm to 40mm, whilst simultaneously backfilling the grooves with kiln dried sand to improve rooting and drainage. This is the best way of removing as much of the thatch and organic matter in one go, whilst keeping the surface firm.
By the end of Thursday, we expect all greens to be back in play after the dressing on them has been fully brushed in, the greens have been cut and then ironed to improve playability. Full recovery of the playing surface should take 7-10 days. Please view the pictures and video footage of this work being carried out.