Monthly Archives: April 2011
The dry weather continues, so the focus this week has been on hand watering greens and putting hoses/sprinklers out on the dry fairways. As we are built on clay when the ground dries out it goes brick hard and cracks
It has been a great weeks work. Greens have been top dressed and are starting to get a bit faster, the top dressing will ensure the greens remain smooth. We completed the coring/seeding/top dressing on the 2nd and 12th greens
Its been a busy week with a lot accomplished although we didn’t have time to hollow core any greens this week. Getting on top of all the spraying weeds and also the bunker edges have been a bigger priority. The
The wild orchids ( Northern Marsh Orchid, Dactylorhiza purpurella) that we have on site are now in full flower. A survey to map these is taking place next week which will better enable us to programme our long rough management
This mornings jobs were mowing greens, tees and raking bunkers. The plan is to continue top dressing and seeding the cored greens from yesterday.
G Glorious day but the wind picked up so we couldnt get any spraying done so the take all and the thistles live for another day, Continued with the coring by getting the 8th green complete (sanded and seeded). Also
Jobs this morning included strimming bunker edges, hollow coring greens 1/2 at a time(16th today) as well as mowing greens, fairways and approaches.
Sunday morning was pretty heavy rain so the sheduled mowing and rolling of greens was cancelled. Monday was a busy day with getting everything cut before a 2 tee start for 100 golfers at 10am on tuesday. Need to get
The Dukes has taken title of golf club of the year 2010. See attached link http://www.golftoday.co.uk/clubhouse/news/2010/dukes_gcoty_2010.html
Keeping on top of the poa seed heads has been a headache this week. We have been brushing before mowing, groomers set down to lift the seed heads, verticutting as well as spraying primo to suppress the seed heads. Dont