This Week On The Course

News on the Fairways : This Week On The Course

Monday 17th July

This morning greens were cut, as were fairways, tees & aprons and semi-rough. The tees were repaired and markers moved. A little attention was given to bunkers also; weeding them to help with their appearance and also raking them, with sand moved to the middle of the bunkers where possible. 150 yard markers were also strimmed around and cleaned. With the summer temperatures set to continue this week the irrigation system has been set to come on for 3 minutes a side on every green from later on in the evening.

Tuesday 18th July

As part of our rotating greens work this summer, and following on from the sand injection work, today the greens were double sarel rolled. This process, using little spikes, is primarily an aerator. This was then followed by the greens being cut, and then a light dressing applied that was then brushed in using a rubber drag mat. Holes were then changed.

Semi-rough continued to be cut, as well as green surrounds and around the fairways. Taking advantage of the dry and warm conditions, fairways were cut again. This gives a cleaner cut, is more aesthetically pleasing and also helps to remove and clumps of grass left from previous wet cuts.

Additionally today, paths were strimmed, weeded and then cleaned using a blower.

Wednesday 19th July

Greens were cut first thing this morning and holes were trimmmed up in readiness for the Pro Sweep. Bunkers were also raked. Due to the hot and dry weather conditions, the bunkers have rapidly become crusty giving the appearance that there is very little sand in them. In order to counteract this sand was raked in to the middle of the bunker where possible. The cutting of the semi-rough was completed today.

Included in today's tasks was divoting/ soil & seeding selected areas, such as winter greens, worn areas, drain lines and areas heavily affected through heavy traffic. Some of these areas have been white-lined thus becoming GUR. Fairway divoting also begain again today, with landing zones and 150 yards in recieving the most attention.

Thursday 20th July

Due to heavy rainfall over night, holes had to be changed and bunkers blue flagged where necessary. Greens were cut, as well as green surrounds and fairway surrounds. The burn across the 1st and 18th was strimmed, raked out and then flushed clear.

Friday 21st July

This morning greens, tees and fairways were all cut. Bunkers were all raked, with much needed rain helping to bring them back to life. Tees were also divoted and markers moved, with competition markers set up for Presidents Day on Sunday. Soil and seeding of worn areas continued later on in the day. Also, longer semi-rough received a second cut as time was available. 

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