Greens Update
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COURSE WORKS - ANNUAL GREENS MAINTENANCE

The annual greens maintenance programme will commence on Monday July 30th, with the programme of works being a hollow core, back filled with sand and a full bent grass seed.

The greens team are all coming in early whilst the work is being completed, which weather permitting, we hope will only take 4 days. Each day before play the team will begin, and complete, a selection of greens so that when golf commences the maintenance work will have ceased for the day.

The aim will be to complete between 4 and 6 greens per day, depending on tee booking, so on any given day you may encounter some greens that have been sanded, and others that are playing normally. By the end of the week all the greens should have been completed and recovery will commence.

For those who didn’t catch my report on this a few weeks ago, the change in timing of this year’s maintenance schedule is due to trying to prevent leatherjacket damage that we witnessed last year, and to lengthen the playing season with quality greens.

The chemicals we used to use to control leatherjackets have now been banned which is why we saw the prolonged damage last year. By bringing this work forward in the season we will have no need to open up the greens in the autumn, thus removing the perfect made home for leatherjackets.

In addition, bringing the work forward will allow us to manage the speed of recovery as we have the perfect temperatures for growth, coupled with ability to add moisture as needed. This is different to the autumn when growth is slower and the holes can remain for over a month.

With this being the first year S&A has tried this regime, we are all waiting to review the results, but having taken the advice of STRI we are confident that for just a couple of weeks of recovery at this time, you will all benefit from better playing surfaces long in to the winter.

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25.06.2018 16:40
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