Well summer has certainly arrived with the temperatures rising and the courses drying out faster than the last few weeks. At least the past couple of weeks have been relatively calm at night to allow for some effective irrigation on the fairways in particular.
Players will start to notice some discolouration from some weed control measures that have been carried out recently. The foreign couchgrass in the West greens has been treated with greens 3, 9 and 12 having an alternative method used following some successful trials over the past 3 years. It does cause some more discolouring but does seem to be more successful. And the surrounds of the West greens have received their first treatment for the eradication of summer weeds, particularly Kikuyu which left un checked can take over very quickly providing a spongy surface to play off and to.