On the Fairways

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This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Monday 8th October 

The greens, aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were all cut. Greens and other areas were blown to remove leaves and other lying debris. Tees were divoted with markers moved to new positions. Beginning today the tree surgeon started work on the course; with the poplars on the 5th being the first to be removed. With contractors on site for major tree work and bunker design and construction, the green staff will dedicate as much time as possible to work along side in order to maximise the efficiency of the projects without neglecting the course. While work progresses, we are striving to minimise disruption to golfers; with holes only closed where necessary and for as short a period as reasonably practical. 

Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th October

The greens were cut first thing each morning with the holes changed on Tuesday. The eight poplars surrounding the green on the 5th were removed and chipped, as well the poplar on the right of the 5th fairway near the bunker and the poplar on the right side of the 9th fairway. The remains were then chipped. The chippings are being stored in a clearance in one of the wooded areas for any potential use in the future. Work progressed to the five large poplars between the 2nd green and 17th fairway. These trees were felled in turn across the 17th fairway, they were then sectioned and chipped. Efforts have been made all week to keep areas of play throughout the course clear from leaves, however due to the strong winds, this has proved to be an ongoing battle. As part of the disease management programe, a preventative fungicide was applied to the greens. This spray helps to control several diseases including fusarium.

Friday 12th October

Greens, tees and aprons were cut, and holes were changed. Tee boxes were also divoted later in the day. Priority was given to clearing and chipping any tree that hadn't already been removed from areas of play. Large sections of trunk were mechanically lifted and moved to an area near the greenkeepers sheds awaiting egress from site. Early in the afternoon, all fairways and semi-rough that been cordoned off were fully cleared before the holes were reopened for the weekend.

Created: 14-Oct-18 14:26

This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Monday 24th September

Greens, aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were all cut. Tee boxes were divoted with markers moved to new positions. Leaves were blown from greens and surrounding areas and a leaf collector was used later in the day to remove leaves from fairways/ semi-rough and other areas in play.

Tuesday 25th September 

Greens were cut first thing and the holes were trimmed. The part of the burn crossing  the first and eighteenth holes was strimmed and then and raked out afterwards. 150 and 200 yard fairway markers were edged and cleaned, as were distance markers on the tees. The tee signs were also washed. The remaining trees that came down in last weeks storm were cut in to sections and removed from the course. As time permitted fairways were cleared of branches, leaves and debris.

Wednesday 26th September

The greens and tees were cut and the holes were changed. Bunkers were also raked. Greens were blown to remove leaves, and the leaf collector was used to clear fairways.

Thursday 27th September

After the greens were cut a slow release liquid fertiliser was applied. The product used also contains trace elements which will improve the hardiness of the plant and the root development. All of the bunkers were strimmed, flymo'd, weeded and raked, with all leaves and debris removed. 

Friday 28th September 

The greens, aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were all cut. Bunkers were raked with sand levels adjusted where necessary to maintain the consistency throughout the course. Later in the day, the tees were repaired and tee markers moved.

Created: 29-Sep-18 10:55

This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Monday 17th September

The greens, aprons, surrounds, tees, fairways and semi-rough were all cut. The tee boxes were repaired with markers moved to new positions and the bunkers were raked. The hedge in front of the second medal tee was reduced in height to improve visibility to the green and also the hedge to the back of the second green was pruned to remove any encroaching branches. The hedge to the left hand side of the eleventh green was also pruned.

Tuesday 18th September

The greens were cut and then a light sand top dressing was applied. This helps to create a smooth, firm surface whilst simultaneously improving turf quality. The dressing was then matted in using a drag mat and the holes were changed to new locations. 

Wednesday 19th September

The greens were cut and then rolled to improve play in preparation for the pro sweep. Aprons, tees, surrounds were cut and the bunkers were raked.

Thursday 20th September 

After storm Ali, the full day was taken up by clearing fallen trees and limbs. Priority was given to the removal of any tree or branch that caused a risk to golfers/ staff, then to greens that were obstructed and then to other areas of play that were affected. To speed up the process, were possible, large sections of trees were dragged in to waste areas in the rough until a time were they can be disposed of properly. 

Friday 21st September 

After persistent heavy downfalls during the night the course was closed after an early morning inspection. The course was reopened at 11am. Once the course dried out enough for machines to be used; the greens, aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were cut. Holes were also changed. The clear up of fallen and damaged trees continued- this work will continue in to next week as a priority.

Created: 22-Sep-18 15:33

This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Monday 3rd September 

The greens, aprons, surrounds, tees, fairways and semi-rough were all cut. The bunkers were raked and the tee boxes were repaired with markers moved to new positions. Additionally, the back of the second green which is prone to severe dry patch was sarel rolled and then over seeded. A granular fertiliser was then applied to the green in order to help stimulate growth and to input needed nutrients.

Tuesday 4th September 

After the greens were cut they were sprayed with a liquid wetter. This mixture improves water penetration and distribution, helps prevent dry patch and also encourages healthy root growth. The holes were then changed. Elsewhere on the course, the cutting of the semi-rough continued and the burn across the first and eighteenth holes was strimmed and then raked clear.

Wednesday 5th September

The greens were cut and then ironed afterwards to produce a true and fast surface. The aprons were cut and the bunkers were raked.

Thursday 6th September

The greens were tined in the morning to a penetrative depth of 75mm. This aeration allows for gas exchange and also improves rooting and the increase of desired grasses. A sand top dressing was applied to the greens after they were tined. The aeration helps the top dressing integrate in to the root-zone which helps to improve the soil structure. This was brushed in using a drag mat. Later in the day, all of the paths were edged and weeded with any debris removed.

Friday 7th September

In preparation for ladies invitation day, the greens were double cut, the holes were changed and the bunkers were raked. Elsewhere on the course; the aprons, surrounds, tees, fairways and long semi-rough were all cut.

Created: 08-Sep-18 15:02

This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Tuesday 28th August

After a three day weekend, the priority of the day was cutting; with greens, aprons, surrounds, tees, tee banks, fairways, semi-rough and copse all cut. The bunkers were raked and the tee boxes were divoted later in the day. Holes were also changed in the morning.

Wednesday 29th August

In preparation for the August medal, the greens were cut and then ironed immediately afterwards in order to produce a smoother, faster playing surface. The aprons were cut and all of the bunkers were raked. 

Thursday 30th August 

A light top dressing was applied to the greens which was then matted in using a drag mat. This dressing will help stimulate new root and shoot growth, and also increase the water holding capacity of the soil; which is especially needed in the summer months. The greens were then cleared of any remaining debris. The bunkers were all strimmed, weeded, and raked; with sand being redistributed in to the middle of the trap.

Friday 31st August 

Greens, aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were all cut. Holes were changed in the morning, bunkers were all raked and the tees were repaired with markers moved to new locations.

Created: 02-Sep-18 05:16
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