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Monday, 11 September 2017

Annual Maintenance Work 2017

This year we have hollowcored greens with 13mm tines then overseeded . 
After we hollowcored and overseeded we did an additional overseeding with our Vredo . The seed we used for both operations was BARFescue.

We have had good success this season with 2x overseedings of Johnsons All Bent and plan doing a final pass next week. Bent overseeding is far less disruptive so this will not have any negative effects on the healing of our surfaces after the recent hollowcoring.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Spiking Greens

We have been out spiking greens today , lots of rain recently so this will help pull moisture through the profile .

Monday, 3 July 2017

More Bent Overseeding

Today we have been out overseeding browntop bent into our greens again , with the normal topdressing of sand going on as well : )

Monday, 19 June 2017

Overseeding Browntop Bent

Today we have double spiked the greens and popped some browntop bent into the little holes created , after this a topdressing of sand was applied brushed in then the greens were cut.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Vertical Cutting of Greens

Today we have been out verti cutting the greens , over the last week we have seen increased levels of Poa Annua seed heads and lots of lumpy lateral growth of Highland Bent . This operation helps to lift and remove both the seed heads and Highland Bent giving us smoother surfaces . This time of year is always the most challenging when managing a traditional mix of grasses on an old links course .

Demonstration of Spider Mower

Cruden Bay has to be one of the most undulating golf courses on the planet ! This throws up a lot of health and safety risks for mowing bankings around our course . With this in mind we have had a demonstration of a remote controlled Spider Mower which can can safely operate on severe gradients, the machine on the day performed even better than I had hoped !!!!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017