October Course Report

Published: 26th October 2011
Simon looking menacing whilst solid tining
Simon looking menacing whilst solid tining

Church Course Report

Present cutting heights: Greens- 3 mm, Surrounds- 8 mm, Tees- 8 mm, Fairways- 12 mm.The greens received their annual maintenance this month which consisted of the greens being tined with ½” tine, heavy sand dressing applied (1.5 tons per green) and then over seeded with pure Fescue. Once this process had been done we were reliant on the weather to introduce a final dressing and the Bent seed, which was achieved. An application of fungicide was applied to eradicate a disease called Fusarium which was caused by the mild wet weather we were having. A conditioner has been applied to the greens to aid recovery, this was seaweed based.

Most of the tees have now been hollow tined. They now will be heavily sand dressed and over seeded. Once this is completed the tees will receive their winter feed (19-0-30)

Fairways will have a final spray of an iron and seaweed mix to prepare them for the winter as soon as the weather improves. They will also be divoted throughout.

Holywell Course Report

Present cutting heights: Greens- 4.5mm, Surrounds- 8mm, Tees- 11mm, Fairways- 15mm

The greens were solid tined with ½” tines, over seeded and had a heavy dressing applied. They will also receive a winter feed. It’s that time of year again where bird damage is prevalent due to insect activity. All precautions are being taken and repair is well under way.

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The all important feeding

 Additional Information

 The autumn/winter program will continue now that the greens maintenance has been completed. The first project that we will start will be the introduction of Hex Path on the 11th.

 

Scott Gibson

Course Manager