Greens Update
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DRY CONDITIONS
Several of you have been asking this week about the condition of the course and how dry the fairways are, so I thought it pertinent to let you know the process by which this is managed.

The Greens Team use a moisture meter to measure the levels of moisture in the ground, which in turns tells us if we are close to losing the grass or indeed it is OK. Tony and his team have been measuring the moisture levels in our greens since as early as April and we know the greens are on the right side of being firm. The measurements have shown us that some additional watering has been required in certain spots, but the general watering regime has been sufficient.

In recent weeks we have seen the fairways go from green, to less green to almost completely yellow, something I am told hasn’t happened on our links for many years. In light of this the team have also started recording the moisture levels of our fairways to make sure we are applying enough water to keep the plant alive, whilst maintaining the links feel that so many are complimenting.

We are currently watering the course every evening and our early readings show that we have variance of moisture levels in different areas of the course. Over the coming weeks we will be able to develop a picture of where more water is required and where the regime is sufficient.

Managing our water usage and irrigation programme is no easy feat, as during unprecedented dry spells like this we have to make sure we use our Abstraction License quota wisely. That said, please be assured that no one wants to see the grass dying away which is why we have preventative measures in place to present you with a dry and fast links, but one that is keeping our grass alive for when the wetter weather returns. I do need to add one caveat however, which is that whilst all measures are being taken to prevent our grass from dying, we do have restrictions on the amount of water we can use on a daily and annual basis. We are currently nearing the daily limits which means if we don’t have a little bit of help from mother nature eventually, we may encounter some excessive dryness that we wont be able to irrigate as much as we would wish.

All of the above said, the matter is being monitored and we are confident we are doing all we can to protect the course.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line.

Philip Worthington
General Manager

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