Back to the courses and we were able to complete the spraying of the tree bases this week and were also able to fertilise all River course fairways. The West greens were aerated with solid tines which helps get some much needed air into the soil profile without disturbing the playing surface too much. It's been hard to get it done over the past few months with the amount of play we are getting and we quite often do it on a rainy day when there is no play on the courses. Below is a photo of one of the actual tines used this week compared to a new one on the left. The tines start off at 140mm long and a diameter of 6.3mm and after aerating half the West greens the tine had lost 10mm off its length. There are twenty four tines on each machine and we look to get 80mm depth with 333 holes per square metre. So that means we ''punched'' 3,996,000 holes on the greens this week!!
|This much wear after 9 greens.|
The new Club website is now active and to access the ''course conditions'' where motorised buggy status is published you just need to press the ''cloud'' icon on the RHS of the home page. You don't need to be signed in to do this and this area also includes a link to this blog.
|Press here for course conditions.|