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.