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This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Monday 9th July

Today, the greens, surrounds and fairways were cut. Tees were divoted and bunkers raked. Throughout the day, dry greens, tees and other areas were watered. The irrigation is set to automatically turn on late in the evening, currently solely to water the greens. However, the continued dry spell and high temperatures means their is a need for much supplementary watering to be carried out.

Tuesday 10th July

In preparation for Ladies Presidents' Day; greens were cut and then rolled, holes were changed and all of the bunkers were raked. Aprons and tees were also cut today, with dry tees once again hand watered. 

Wednesday 11th July 

Greens and aprons were cut and then ironed afterwards to improve playability. Bunkers were raked. Longer semi-rough on the course was cut too. Dry greens and tees were hand watered. 

Thursday 12th July 

After the greens were cut they were hand watered using a gun containing wetting pellets. The main focus being on drain lines, in order to prevent them drying out anymore and to make them less visible. These pellets specifically improve recovery from plant stress induced by low moisture availability. The bunkers were flymo'd where necessary, weeded and raked. Later in the day sand was added.

Friday 13th July 

Greens, aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were all cut. Bunkers were raked. Tees were divoted and markers moved. Dry areas continued to be watered all day. The exposed drain lines in front of the 13th tee were all filled with soil and seed.

Created: 14-Jul-18 12:52

This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Monday 2nd July 

Greens were cut first thing, and holes were trimmed. Aprons, tees, fairways, and long semi-rough were cut also. Bunkers were raked and fairways were divoted. Throughout the day, notable dry areas on tees, fairways and greens were hand watered using a gun containing a wetting pellet. These pellets are used for intensive spot treatment on severe dry patch and areas that suffer from being water repellent. 

Tuesday 3rd July

The greens were verti-cut and then cut immediately afterwards. They were then watered, and the pin position moved to a new area. The need to verti-cut regularly is to improve the density of the turf and also to remove unwanted or weed grasses. Because of the continued hot weather, this verti-cut was not as severe as ones we have carried out in recent weeks. Additionally today, green and fairway surrounds were cut, tees were divoted, tee banks were cut, and the hedge to the back of the second green was cut back. 

Wednesday 4th July 

In preparation for the July Medal, greens were cut and rolled afterwards to improve play. Bunkers were all raked. Dry areas on the course were all watered too. 

Thursday 5th July

All of the bunkers were strimmed, weeded and raked; with sand moved in to the middle of the trap where required. Later in the day, tees were divoted, and dry areas on the course were once again watered. Cracks that have formed on the fairways and green approaches were marked gur. We will continue to monitor these areas and repair at an appropriate time and also white line any additional cracks that appear.

Friday 6th July

Greens, aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were cut. The majority of bunkers were topped up with sand today: approximately 3.5 tonnes was added. They were all raked to help the new sand integrate with the existing sand. Dry greens, tees and other areas were hand watered as the day progressed using a wetter.

Created: 07-Jul-18 09:55

This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course

Monday 25th June

Greens, aprons, surrounds, tees, fairways and semi-rough were all cut from first thing in the morning. Tee boxes were repaired with tee markers moved to new areas. Greens were hand watered throughout the day using a gun attachment containing a wetter tablet to aid with absorption and an even water spread.  The leak that was affecting the irrigation system on the circuit servicing the 8th, 12th and 15th greens has been isolated, repaired and has since been reinstated to the network. The irrigation system is now fully operational. Some fairways were divoted today also.

Tuesday 26th June

In order to set the course up for Lady's Captains Day, the greens were double cut and then ironed. Holes were also changed. Semi-rough cutting continued. Watering of extreme dry areas on the course continued through the day, including but not exclusively; the 1st medal tee, the area to the right of the second green that was recently turfed, the 3rd medal tee, 4th medal and 4th ladies tee, the area surrounding the new bunker on the 6th, 11th tee, 13th tee, 15th winter tee, and other noticeable dry areas. The 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th greens also received extra water in attempts to bring them to the same standard as other greens and also to help eradicate dry patch and visible drain lines.

Wednesday 27th June

In preparation for the June Medal, greens were once again double cut and then ironed. Bunkers were raked and holes were trimmed. The cutting of the semi-rough continued and 150/ 100 yard distance markers were trimmed and cleaned.

Thursday 28th June

After the greens were cut, a wetter was applied to them. Due to the continued dry and hot weather it is imperative that any and all water put on to the greens, whether from rainfall or from the irrigation system, can easily penetrate the surface and find its way to the root zone or where it is needed. A wetter aids with the penetration, absorption and spread of the water. The bunkers were strimmed, flymo'd and raked. All of the bunkers were topped up with sand; approximately a tonne and half of sand was added to the bunkers on this occasion. The burn was also strimmed and raked clear. 

Friday 30th June

The greens, aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were all cut today. Tees were repaired, bunkers raked and fairways divoted. Dry areas were also watered throughout the day.

Created: 30-Jun-18 11:34

This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Monday 18th June 

First thing in the morning, all of the greens were verti-drained. This process helps to de-compact the soil by inserting equally spaced holes in to the turf which allows air and water to filter through to the grass roots. On this occasion, the tines were set to a penetrating depth of 200mm. Straight afterwards, the greens were dressed with a sand top dressing which was then matted in. The process begins early in the morning to minimise any disruption to golfers. Aprons, surrounds, tees and fairways were all cut today also, and the bunkers were all raked. 

Tuesday 19th June 

In order to set the course up for the Gents Senior Open; the greens were all cut and then ironed, holes were changed and bunkers were all raked. The tees were divoted and markers moved to new areas. Tee banks were cut later in the day. 

Wednesday 20th June

After the greens were cut they were sprayed with an iron. This application contains two forms of iron to provide a rapid green up which is also combined with long term enhancement. The bunkers were all raked in readiness for the Wednesday competition. 

Thursday 21st June

After the greens were cut they were once again top dressed. The objective of this dressing was to fill any verti-drain holes that hadn't been fully filled from the initial dressing earlier in the week. The sand was then matted in using a drag mat. Additionally today, all of the bunkers were flymo'd, weeded, and raked- with sand being moved from the face and relocated to the middle of the trap were necessary. Holes were also changed in preparation for the home match against Whitley Bay.  

Friday 22nd June

Greens were cut and then hand watered. Aprons, surrounds, tees, fairways and semi-rough were cut too. Bunkers were all raked, some fairways were divoted, and tees were repaired with tee markers moved.

Created: 23-Jun-18 13:31

This Week On The Course

This Week On The Course 

Monday 11th June 

With an extended day for the green staff, the fairways, green surrounds and the intermediate cut around the fairways were all cut twice; the first one being a reverse cut. By repeatedly cutting in one direction, the grass develops a grain- tending to lean in the direction of cut. By cutting in the opposite direction every 4/5 cuts, it encourages a more upright growth, produces a more consistent cut and also improves playability. They were again cut in the afternoon, this time in the normal direction so that the definition of the course remained unchanged. The greens were also double cut. As the height of the greens has been lowered to 3.5mm, they have been double cut all week. Elsewhere on the course today; aprons, tees and semi-rough were cut, and the bunkers were raked as well. 

Tuesday 12th June

As it was the Northumberland and Durham Pro Open, the aim of the morning was to set the course up. Greens, and aprons were cut. The greens were ironed afterwards in order to increase the speed of the green and improve the trueness of roll. Holes were changed, with all greens being either on a yellow or white pin in order to lengthen the course slightly. The bunkers were raked too, with sand removed from the edge/ face and spread to the middle of the trap. Later in the day, summer and winter tees were divoted. 

Wednesday 13th June

Similarly to Tuesday, the main aim of the day was to set the course up for the Pro Sweep. Greens were cut and then ironed, holes were trimmed and bunkers were all raked. Additionally today, areas of dry patch on the greens were hand watered; using a gun attachment containing a wetting agent tablet. This is to aid absorption and water spread. 

Thursday 15th June

First thing, the greens were verti-cut and then double cut. By controlling the horizontal growth in the turf it makes for a more even putting surface. This process also helps to remove thatch from the turf canopy, which if left would reduce water and fertiliser movement to the root zone. The bunkers were all strimmed, flymo'd, weeded and raked. Tees were soil and seeded, some of the copse were cut and strimmed, and the surrounds were cut.

Friday 16th June

Prior to any cutting, the after-effects of storm Hector had to be cleared. The majority of greens, tees and bunkers had to have branches, twigs and leaves removed. As many landing zones and green surrounding areas as possible were cleared as time became available later in the day. After the greens were cut a wetter was applied to the greens. The aprons, tees, tee banks, fairways were all cut today. Sand was added to bunkers were needed too.

Created: 16-Jun-18 15:03
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