The Duke’s Golf

Monthly Report: July

Hi folks thanks for joining me. As you would expect from a Scottish summer, July has seen a mix of different weathers! Generally dry with a few very heavy downpours but luckily nothing compared to what we had to deal

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Monthly Report: July

Hi folks thanks for joining me. As you would expect from a Scottish summer, July has seen a mix of different weathers! Generally dry with a few very heavy downpours but luckily nothing compared to what we had to deal

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Scottish Open

Hi everyone thanks for joining me on the Green Keeping Blog. As I mentioned in my last post Craig Parry and I joined the green keeping team at Castle Stuart to help out at the Scottish Open at the beginning

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Scottish Open

Hi everyone thanks for joining me on the Green Keeping Blog. As I mentioned in my last post Craig Parry and I joined the green keeping team at Castle Stuart to help out at the Scottish Open at the beginning

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The Return of the Orchids!

Hi everyone! I’m back and ready to go after a tough weekend working at Castle Stuart for the Scottish Open. As you all know the weather was not on its best behaviour which caused a few headaches for the green

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The Return of the Orchids!

Hi everyone! I’m back and ready to go after a tough weekend working at Castle Stuart for the Scottish Open. As you all know the weather was not on its best behaviour which caused a few headaches for the green

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Monthly Report: June

Hi folks, It’s been a busy month for us here at The Duke’s with many busy days and lots of happy golfers. The year seems to be disappearing quickly with the longest day of the year already behind us. Unbelievably

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Monthly Report: June

Hi folks, It’s been a busy month for us here at The Duke’s with many busy days and lots of happy golfers. The year seems to be disappearing quickly with the longest day of the year already behind us. Unbelievably

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Is Summer Finally Here?

Hi folks, welcome back! After what seems to have been the longest spring I can remember we finally had some warmth in the air last week, although a little brief it has been a huge help to us. It’s nice

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Is Summer Finally Here?

Hi folks, welcome back! After what seems to have been the longest spring I can remember we finally had some warmth in the air last week, although a little brief it has been a huge help to us. It’s nice

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Ice Cream!

Hi everyone thanks for stopping in on The Duke’s Green Keeping blog. We were lucky to escape the strong winds last week with minimal damage. Around a dozen trees were affected – most were away from play areas; however one

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Ice Cream!

Hi everyone thanks for stopping in on The Duke’s Green Keeping blog. We were lucky to escape the strong winds last week with minimal damage. Around a dozen trees were affected – most were away from play areas; however one

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April Showers…in May

Hi everybody, it’s good to speak to you all again. After all our complaints about the dry weather we had in April we have welcomed the recent downpours, it’s as though the course has breathed a small sigh of relief!

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April Showers…in May

Hi everybody, it’s good to speak to you all again. After all our complaints about the dry weather we had in April we have welcomed the recent downpours, it’s as though the course has breathed a small sigh of relief!

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April Monthly Report

Hi folks, thanks for joining me in our new blog home. As you can see we’ve moved the blog on to our website and spruced it up a little. Don’t worry; I’m still here to keep you up to date

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April Monthly Report

Hi folks, thanks for joining me in our new blog home. As you can see we’ve moved the blog on to our website and spruced it up a little. Don’t worry; I’m still here to keep you up to date

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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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