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Welcome to The Cruden Bay Golf Links Maintenance Blog.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Huxley Mat Prep Work

We are busy preparing the base for a new Huxley mat which is being installed soon on our Driving Range.






Friday, 13 October 2017

Fairway Aeration and Sanding

This week we have started Aeration and Sanding on our fairways . 19mm thick tines are being used to a depth of 250mm , this will improve water percolation and promote deeper rooting grasses. The Sanding helps to pull the water down and firm the surface up.










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 .