Archive for 'environmental'
This week we got the good news that we were successful in gaining certificates in environmental stewardship from the Scottish Golf Environment Group (SGEG). There are several other certificates that we will be working towards from SGEG, initially we have received them for Turf and also Waste management. TURF – Recognising and rewarding clubs that [...]
Recently at The Duke’s we have been carrying out some aeration work by vertidraining the greens with 10mm solid tines down to a depth of 200mm before swapping the tines to do the fairways with 25mm solid tines to the same depth. Before the fairways get tined we have also applied a top dressing which [...]
It can be a common theme that the first thing I do each day is check the weather forecast to see if it changed since I last checked it before I went to bed!. The weather can be a constant challenge and can change our planned work very quickly. In the summer its usually the [...]
Hello everyone thanks for joining me on The Duke’s green keeping blog. After 3 times the average monthly rainfall for August fell in the first 10 days of the month we are getting back to normal again and the waterproofs have finally dried off! Last week we hosted a group of German green keepers and [...]
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 keeping team, but overall a great experience. I promise I will share all the details [...]
Various types of fungi on the course at the moment. Gold star to anyone who can identify them correctly!
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 so as not to disturb the orchids either though mowing or herbicide applications.