Water Runs Downhill
The past few weeks have continued to be unseasonably mild which has been good for various tasks around the course as well as any disease scars on the greens that we briefly had are now growing in nicely.
The heavy rain recently has put an emphasis on the drainage systems on the course. We installed a lot of drainage on the course around 5 years ago which has helped ensure better playing surfaces around the course but as my college lecurer told me ‘any drainage system is only as good as its outlet’. Bearing this in mind we have been clearing ditches and drainage outlets to ensure the drains are working correctly. The two pictures below are some of the ditch clearing thats been done to keep the water moving.
We have also been continuing with the mowing of long rough. This ensures the rough doesnt get too rough and knarly year on year. The new growth in the spring will give us the natural look without being too penal for the golfers.The Pictures below show an area after its been cut with the flail mower and also a bunker after its been strimmed .
This along with the general maintenance work of course presentation has pretty much kept us going with the grass continuing to grow.
Till next time.
Posted: December 6th, 2011 under course maintenance.