Greenkeeping News

With the end of November, we can say goodbye to our wettest month of the year, with over 127 mm of rain falling. 80% of the leaves have fallen, and we will continue with our battle to keep the course and car park clear.

One issue already coming to light with this spell of wet weather is the damage to the course being caused by trolleys, especially at the pinch points around the tees and greens (i.e. 5th green RHS). Please help by keeping your trolley right away from these areas – this will ensure that the playability of the course is not effected.

The 3rd RHS yellow tee has had its turf stripped, has been enlarged, levelled and 16 tonnes of Rootzone has been added. We will now give the tee some time to settle before a final level check before re-turfing. Weather permitting, we will be stripping the next tee as soon as possible.

The GPS system on the buggies has now been expanded to a full course programme for the next few months, this will allow the buggies to remain on the cart paths, thus stopping any damage to the course through the winter months.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Konrad to the Chartham Park green keeping team. Konrad has come to us after completing a two year qualification in Forestry from Plumpton College. Please do say hello and make Konrad feel welcome, he is pictured in the gallery below.

Paul Meek
Course Manager