Home Uncategorized Greenkeeping Update with Greg 7/5/2019

It looks like we may get some rain finally this week, however nothing is ever guaranteed so we can only hope. Although there were some showers at the weekend, it wasn’t enough to make much of a difference as the soil is so dry, we really need some prolonged spells to moisten up the soil sufficiently.

We’ve got the annual staff and members event this week on our little par 3 course. It really has become a beautiful little course now with views in both directions out to sea and inland. Only taking around 40 minutes to play 9 holes, it’s a real shame we don’t see more people making the most of the extra facility, be it for practice or to have a bit of fun with the family.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to Thursday and it’s always been great fun in recent years.

On the main course we were able to top dress greens last week, apply wetting agent, then give them a good watering. They really are rolling well now and this bodes well for the season ahead.

This week we’ll be spending a bit of time on the new green on Rawcliffe, fitting new sprinklers on the irrigation system and keeping the courses mown and tidy. We have been starting on areas of the long rough and are hoping to keep on top of it throughout the season. However, this is easier said than done and if there is anywhere that you notice when playing, please let us know so we can take a look.

Last week I got away for a couple of days with our General Manager Richard to look at a couple of highly ranked courses at Formby and Delamere. It’s always very useful to have some comparison in course conditioning and also to see what others are achieving. Obviously these courses are ranked higher than we are, however it was reassuring to see that we are getting closer to the level of these places.

Hope to see some of you on Thursday but as always, please get in touch with any feedback.

Greg

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