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Monday, 23 May 2011

Summer Aeration

This week we are solid tining our greens with 8mm Tines to a depth off 200mm .
Over the course off the Summer we plan to do this  3 times .This operation is crucial to promote the finer deeper rooting grasses Fescue/ Bent during the growing Season.
There is very little surface disruption with this and a single pass with the Turf Iron afterwards means golfers dont notice it has been done .

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Bunker Maintenance

This week we have been tidying up our Bunkers. We burn the faces to clean off any Grass or Weeds. This gives them a clean and consistent look !
I was down last week at St Andrews Fairmont Looking at the new Ransomes Jacobsen Eclipse Hybrid Greens Mower It Looks like a Fantastic bit of kit. No Hydraulic Oil =No Oil Leaks ,Superb Quality of Cut,Up to 50% saving on Diesel. These developments are surley the way forward !

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Hotter Than A Peppered Sprout !

It was not so hot this morning though ! A cheeky wee frost  put in an appearance and haulted any Cutting until 7.30am .
The weather has been Hot and Dry now for a few weeks ,so we have had to water a few dry spots around the course. Greenkeepers are never happy to hot to cold to dry to wet .......... LOL :   )