April Course News

Dear Members,

This winter has been one of the longest winters I can remember and incredibly changeable – with warm spring-like sunshine turning to six inches of snow in the shortest time. I am very pleased with how the course has held up and with the drainage we installed last year – we are defiantly going to carry on with this and have highlighted more areas that we need to expand into over the coming year.

The greens have come out of winter in fantastic condition – we have had no disease and the aeration program is working well with increasing reduction in thatch and black layer. Last year I trialled a lot of different products to try and get a balanced feeding program that worked alongside the maintenance and the reducing amount of fungicides on the market – I feel this is now starting to pay off with the greens at least four weeks ahead of last year with more growth and a truer surface.

Green speed is around 9 on the stimp which is very good for time of year and height of cut.

This month we hope to get the bunker renovation done, spray around all trees and ditches and top dress the greens. The course is still wet and we are doing our best to cut as much grass as possible and we are making good progress with the semi-rough mowers being able to get out for the first time today.

This year we have invested in top of the range rakes for the bunkers along with new flags and cups for the putting green, I think this makes a big difference to the course presentation. It would be good if we all could make an effort to replace rakes and flags and also repair any pitch marks that would be a fantastic help.

I hope you all have a enjoyable season and wish you all good luck in the many competitions ahead.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to come over and have a chat.

Simon Hardman

Head Greenkeeper

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