For the first time in three years we have had a great spell of weather. Although going from cold and dry in April/May to warm and dry in June/July/Aug is not ideal it beats the alternative, and what felt like the norm of constant rainfall in previous years has been great for being able to present [...]
Posted: September 23rd, 2013 under Course Maintenance, European Amateur Championship 2014, Golf Championships, Open de France, Scottish Open, The Open, US Open.
Tags: Castle Stuart, Derek Robson, Duke's Golf Course, Duke's Greenkeeping, golf course maintenance, Golf course management., Greenkeeping, Merion, Muirfield, overseeding, The Open, The Open de France, The Scottish Open, The US Open
Hi All, Its been a very busy few weeks getting lots of small jobs tied up before we get properly into the daily summer maintenance routine. The drainage on the range has now been installed, the whole process was reasonably without drama! but did create a mess on some very wet areas where it was [...]
As greenstaff around the world know, winter is a busy time of year. Not so long ago summer seemed a long way off but there is still lots to do to prepare for the golfing season. We may not be mowing much grass but its all hands on deck. We took advantage of the recent snow to [...]
Today’s blog come courtesy of Jon who’s currently working in New Zealand for 6 months. Kia Ora (Hello) from Queenstown Golf Course in Central Otago, New Zealand. I arrived here in New Zealand in mid October and after a few days sightseeing in Auckland I made my way down to Queenstown. I had secured a [...]
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 [...]