As mentioned last week the short working week was going to present some challemges then a couple of irrigation breaks added to the workload of the week. Come Friday afternoon the courses are looking a treat and have cleaned up particularly well after a very windy Wednesday and Thursday. Just about everything got mowed / trimmed and blown off or in the bunkers case out. I would have to say that the courses could hardly be any better given the resources that are available on course. Let's hope the weather behaves and the rain stays away for the Club Champs this week end which may well be wishful thinking!
A few of the fairways on the River course have quite a "stripy" look about them which is a result of an application that was made a couple of weeks ago. We put out a tank mix of a growth regulator and a herbicide which is very commonly recommended and used throughout the world of turf but was a first for us. For some reason we got a reaction and the mix didn't combine properly despite mixing together quite well in a "jar test" prior to application and hence the resultant stripes.
|Stripy result on 2R fway.|
A bit more tree work on the programme next week with a number of dead trees to be removed and a bit more trimming in a few areas. We will also be doing some topdressing on some of the turfed areas around the West greens in amongst prepping the River course for the 3rd round of the Championships.