Welcome to my first greens blog, each week or so I will be updating this page and keeping everyone informed on the course, its condition, and any improvements or planned works that will be taking place in addition to daily cutting and course preparation.
The course is starting to look well and when the rapid growth rate slows down we will be able to concentrate more time on tidying up some of the paths and unsightly areas which are crying out for attention, but with limited staff cutting is priority at the moment.
We have a consignment of bunker sand on order which is scheduled to be here on the 7th July, to top up the low ones.
This week, if the weather allows, we will be spraying the greens with fertiliser, pencil tining the greens, edging bunkers, all tees including the grass tee on the practice ground will be divotted and ironing the greens.
Now that the ditch between 11/13 is clear of weeds etc we hope to make a big dent into the reed problem in the pond, which not only is unsightly but is restricting water flow.
We would encourage every golfer to replace divots and repair pitch marks on the greens.
We are happy to receive comments especially positive ones, and will try and address the negative ones, but please be patient on the negative issues, we only have 4 greens staff and in growing season this is a large task to keep on top of.
John Dales, Head Greenkeeper.