Work for week commencing Monday 6th August 2018
In accordance with the recommended greens maintenance plan produced by the agronomist, we will hollow core, scarify and heavy topdress of the greens. The forecast is good and hopefully it will remain that way for the whole of the week.
We are going to core to a depth of 50 mm, with 65 mm spacing and 16 mm tines. This will remove the majority of the remaining buried thatch. Once the cores have been collected the greens will scarified to a depth of around 20 mm. The front six greens along with the 8th, 10th and 13th will have a single pass, the rest will get a minimum of a double pass. If the grass is holding up well we will try to do 3 or 4 passes over these greens to remove as much of the surface thatch as possible.
The hollow coring and scarification will be followed with lots of heavy topdressing, we hope to get a minimum of 60 tons of straight sand into the holes and scarifying slits.
After the first topdressing, the greens will be over seeded with a Fescue/Bent mix using the disc seeder.
Finally another 30 tons of straight sand will be spread.
There is a huge amount of work to do and we are hoping to complete within the week, but it could be that some extra topdressing needs to be done the following week.
As you know, we planned back in January to carry out this work in August to allow the greens to quickly recover. We therefore scheduled a Texas Scramble and 4 Man Team Stableford for next weekend to minimise disruption to singles competitions.
I hope you all continue to enjoy the golf during the work, I will update you soon with the plans for the autumn and winter.
Well done to everyone who took part and to everyone who helped the day to run so smoothly.
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