Monthly Archives: April 2011

Wild Garlic & Nettles

Hi everyone, welcome to the Food & Wine blog. I am Simon Whitley Director of Food & Beverage at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa; this blog is a great opportunity for me to talk to you about

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Wild Garlic & Nettles

Hi everyone, welcome to the Food & Wine blog. I am Simon Whitley Director of Food & Beverage at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa; this blog is a great opportunity for me to talk to you about

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March Monthly Report

Trying to catch up on time lost in December has been the main focus this month, before the grass really starts growing again we have had various drainage issues to address in several areas including bunkers and ditches as well

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March Monthly Report

Trying to catch up on time lost in December has been the main focus this month, before the grass really starts growing again we have had various drainage issues to address in several areas including bunkers and ditches as well

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Greens top dressing

With rain forecast for Wednesday evening we took the opportunity to top dress the greens before it arrived which should help wash the sand into the sward. Conditions were not ideal with the high winds causing a less than uniform

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Greens top dressing

With rain forecast for Wednesday evening we took the opportunity to top dress the greens before it arrived which should help wash the sand into the sward. Conditions were not ideal with the high winds causing a less than uniform

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GCSAA Orlando

I was fortunate enough to be selected by BIGGA to travel with 9 other greenkeepers to the GCSAA show in Orlando, Florida. Arriving on the evening of Saturday 5th Feb, we had another day to acclimatise and get to know

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GCSAA Orlando

I was fortunate enough to be selected by BIGGA to travel with 9 other greenkeepers to the GCSAA show in Orlando, Florida. Arriving on the evening of Saturday 5th Feb, we had another day to acclimatise and get to know

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Gorse removal

Before the snow arrived on an overcast day, this shows the 7th hole from the tee where the bunker in the fairway had become completely obscured by the gorse bushes. There is a lot of this type of work to

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Gorse removal

Before the snow arrived on an overcast day, this shows the 7th hole from the tee where the bunker in the fairway had become completely obscured by the gorse bushes. There is a lot of this type of work to

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Smithco demo day

On Tuesday Smithco demonstrated some of their equipment for us. There were 2 sand pros with various attachments, a sprayer and a pretty impressive pump.

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Smithco demo day

On Tuesday Smithco demonstrated some of their equipment for us. There were 2 sand pros with various attachments, a sprayer and a pretty impressive pump.

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Elmwood course visit

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week we had the HNC golf course management students from Elmwood College come for a course visit to talk about various drainage problems/solutions and installation techniques that we have here at The Dukes.

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Elmwood course visit

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week we had the HNC golf course management students from Elmwood College come for a course visit to talk about various drainage problems/solutions and installation techniques that we have here at The Dukes.

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Sprint to St Andrews Final

On the 19th and 20th of October we hosted the Sprint to St Andrews Final. The tournament was an inaugural event which saw 30 qualifiers from the Tartan tour compete over 36 holes for a prize fund of £10,000. The

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Sprint to St Andrews Final

On the 19th and 20th of October we hosted the Sprint to St Andrews Final. The tournament was an inaugural event which saw 30 qualifiers from the Tartan tour compete over 36 holes for a prize fund of £10,000. The

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Fungi Time

Various types of fungi on the course at the moment. Gold star to anyone who can identify them correctly!

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Fungi Time

Various types of fungi on the course at the moment. Gold star to anyone who can identify them correctly!

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More Top Dressing

We have needle tined, top dressed and fertilised the greens with a 12-0-44 fertilser this week.

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More Top Dressing

We have needle tined, top dressed and fertilised the greens with a 12-0-44 fertilser this week.

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