Tuesday, September 18, 2012

15mm of most welcome rain fell on the course on Monday night which was just what the 2 tonne of fertiliser the tees received earlier in the day needed, not to mention the fertiliser that was also applied to the River greens.  It was also nice to get a break from the constant wind of the past two weeks and made a pleasant change to be able to tour the courses and actually see some grass on fairways and not piles of leaves.  Despite the recent nice weather the couch is still not really growing just yet and the fertiliser is an attempt to get some reaction and the rain will help even more.  The River greens were sanded today to try and true up the surface and the fertiliser should get the grass through the sand.  The West greens have really recovered well following the renovation and are due for a sanding to finish off the re-levelling of the surface.

The US PGA Tour heads to Atlanta this week where the Tour Championship will be contested at East Lake GC which is another course in the States that has converted from bentgrass to the dwarf couch variety "Mini Verde" which was one of the grasses trialed in our nursery a few years ago.  The East Lake club has a fascinating history that I will report on later this week.

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