Promotion of Finer Grasses
Greens transition and speed:
To produce a finer, denser sward on our green surfaces requires a complex maintenance regime. All surfaces throughout the courses are in a stage of transition. On the greens especially there will be a degree of fluctuation in speeds during periods of varying weather patterns, maintenance given and increased play. Our main aim is to maintain a healthy and resilient surface but not to compromise the trueness of the ball roll.
To achieve this the greens are constantly monitored on a daily basis. A structured maintenance plan is in place which consists of procedures such as verti-cutting, tinning, over-seeding and topdressing. Chemical interventions are used to accelerate the processes and encourage finer grasses to dominate.
At present the greens are stimping (speed) at 10.5 but that will vary in any given day as they are cut at 6am and will invariably grow throughout the day thus reducing speed of the ball. This is only one factor that contributes to the problem.
I would be extremely happy to answer any concerns during this difficult period and thank you for your patience
Golf Course Manager St. Enodoc Golf Club