A highly successful River greens renovation early this week and then the unexpected rain on Wednesday morning was just what we wanted and the 10mm in a couple of heavy showers settled the greens in nicely. It was also great for the fairways as they were starting to dry out although a lot more than 10mm is required to really get the courses going but I am certainly not complaining. It had been twenty five days since we had any rain which is very unusual for us even though we have been dry over the last couple of years in general. It is not as bad as August and September 2017 when we had just one fall of 4mm for the two months.
The outer edges of 1R green were over planted on Wednesday as planned and it seemed to be a very successful operation and it is now a matter of wait and see just how much comes up. It will take up to twelve weeks to get a full cover on the area.
The last application of growth regulator to the fairways has had a very unusual response and there are some ''streaky'' lines apparent on many of the fairways. To be honest we are not sure exactly what happened as the sprayer is one of our most reliable machines and seemed to operate as per normal.
|Stripy effect on 1W fairway.|