News From The Greens
With another summer come and gone, we seem to be in a prolonged period of warm but wet weather. With growth rates very high and saturated ground conditions, this makes our mowing routine rather awkward. This is especially the case with fairways, semi and roughs. We will continue to do our best to keep on top of all cutting routines but there will be occasions when the playing surface will be longer than usual.
Adding to this, we are now into our third year without any effective lumbricides. With the added amount of rainfall, this is causing the casting worms to come to the surface earlier than usual.
The wetter weather is also causing more extensive trolley damage to be seen, especially around tees and greens. Please help to protect your course over the next few months by keeping your trolleys away from the high concentrated traffic areas around tees and greens. This will not only improve the playability of the course, but will also remove the need to rope off areas of wear.
On a positive note, I would like to thank the Members for the improvements made on repairing pitch marks on the putting surfaces. The numbers we have to repair in the mornings are significantly down on this time last year and I’m sure you will agree this is a benefit for us all.