GREENS REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2015

Last Four Weeks

  • General maintenance keeping the course playable to the end of the season.
  • As reported last month the 4 and 6th greens, which were the two most prone to  ponding in heavy rain have been treated by a specialist contractor. The greens have been deep cored and filled with kiln dried silica sand. Our green staff will undertake perimeter drainage work during the winter.
  • Another attempt has been made to clear the drains in the depression to the left of the 18th  (previous attempt unsuccessful!)  If it does not work safety warning signs will be erected until a solution is found.

Next Four Weeks

Greenstaff are commencing the autumn maintenance programme. Greens will be verticut to 7 inches with half inch cores and then half filled with medium sand.  This week the greens will be deep scarified to  . inch and more sand applied. The greens will be overseeded with bent grasses to improve the playability and conditioning. The grading machine will be applied at . inch to improve germination. Once overseeding a autumn winter fertiliser and more sand will be applied.

Trees on the left of the 16th and left of the 3rd, will have their overhanging branches trimmed.

Jim Dickson
Greens
Oct 2015