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June Courses Report 2019

Golf courses June report 2019

Weather

This month has been really good weather with the odd day of rain which has really helped the courses, as this time last year the courses were very dry.

 

Balcomie course

 

Greens – We are cutting daily at a height of 4mm and rolling/ironing when possible due to staff levels, we have continued to spike and spray wetting agent on a monthly basis to help water penetration into the soil profile and also we have brushed the greens weekly before cutting to help brush up lateral growth.

 

Craighead course

 

Greens – We are cutting daily at a height of 4mm and rolling/ironing when possible, we applied a fungicide as preventative against disease and we also lightly top-dressed the greens.

 

Both courses

Surrounds – We are cutting twice weekly at a height of 8mm and every second cut is in a different direction to stop napping of the surface.

 

Tees – We are cutting twice a week at a height of 10mm and at the same time all tees are being divoted, bins emptied, ball washers topped up and broken tees etc picked up to help keep these areas neat and tidy.

 

Fairways – We are cutting twice weekly at a height of 13mm, we have seeded, top-dressed & fertilised the 2nd & 12th fairways on the Balcomie course to encourage new growth as these fairways were badly affected from last year’s drought.

 

Semi- roughs/3.5” roughs – these areas are being cut weekly

 

AOB

All sprinkler heads have been trimmed and cleaned

Hand watering to new turf has taken place to stop drying out 

Spraying of selective herbicide in semi-roughs & 3.5” roughs to control weeds

The new fairway yardage posts are now in place on the Balcomie course

 

 

For more course information check out the blog at www.crailgreenkeepersblog.blogspot.com/

 

Posted 01/07/2019

Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager