Course Report April 2013

Published: 7th May 2013
Bunkers by the 8th green before and after revetting
Bunkers by the 8th green before and after revetting

Church Course Report
Present cutting heights: Greens- 3mm, Surrounds- 7 mm, Tees- 7 mm, Fairways- 12 mm

This month on the greens my focus has been on maintaining a good quality surface now that we’ve had an increase in growth. So to achieve this, greens were sprayed with a conditioner (seaweed, iron and potassium) and a growth regulator was also applied. The greens were then tined with a 12mm tine, rolled and top-dressed, each receiving 0.5 ton of pure sand. They are now due a second dressing and an over seeding; this time of year requires an application of insecticide to combat the ingress of insects such as Leather Jackets and worms.

The tees will receive the same treatment as the greens, therefore they will have a growth regulator and conditioners applied. They have been constantly divoted throughout. All tees are now due for a 12mm tinning, top-dressing and over seeding. The fairways have been sprayed with a weed killer and conditioners to help with the wear and tear they receive. They also have been divoted regularly. Projects are still underway but the 8th bunkers, 5th tee and 12th tee are now completed. The next area to receive attention is the revetting of the 16th bunkers which is currently underway.

Holywell Course Report
Present cutting heights: Greens- 4.5mm, Surrounds- 7mm, Tees- 11mm, Fairways- 12mm

The greens were sprayed this month with 2 conditioners which has the same composition of that used on the Church course. All greens received a 12mm tine and were top dressed, over seeded and rolled. An insecticide was also applied to the greens and some fairways in the hope of discouraging bird activity. The tees will get tined, top dressed and over seeded along with the Church course. The 17th tee has now been levelled and re-turfed and is now in play.

17th HWell Apr13.jpg

New path to re-turfed and levelled Holywell 17th tee


Scott Gibson
Course Manager