Well the decoy Hawk at 5W green has certainly worked. The Corella's don't even go on the ground which they had been doing and feeding on the fairways before they would attack the green so it's been a great success.
Another great success this week was the River greens renovations. The dry weather made the job a lot easier than the last couple of years when there have been a few showers about. The greens were actually mown on Thursday afternoon which I have never done before so interference to play will be minimal. They will be sanded again early next week for the final level finish to be attained.
13R green is establishing well and the cover will be removed on this coming Monday. The task is then to achieve a full cover of grass and get the mowing height down as quickly as possible. The water can now be backed off a little as the roots are starting to establish.
All River fairways were fertilised on Tuesday in the hope that we were going to get some rain that was forecast for that night. Quite unusually we missed the rain which was unfortunate but the irrigation has been a reasonable substitute. The fairways are already greening and were a bit longer over the week end due to not being mown following the fertiliser application. The buggy traffic the next morning caused some burn on the leaf of the grass which explains the visible wheel marks on some fairways.
|Wheel marks from fertiliser burn 1R fairway.|