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May Courses Report 2018

Golf Courses - May report 2018

Weather

With the combination of warm weather along with very little rain, the irrigation system has been at full stretch to water greens and tees over both courses at 65 cubic metres (15,000 gallons) of water every night. In total, we will have used over 500,000 gallons of water so far this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Rainfall

 

 

 

 

January

68mm

2.6”

 

 

 

February

11mm

0.4”

 

 

 

March

91mm

3.5”

 

 

April

47mm

1.8”

 

 

 

May

16mm

0.6”

 

 

 


Greens
– A flush in growth means cutting daily and turf ironing/rolling when possible to help keep a smooth and fast surface. Greens on both courses have had an application of liquid fertiliser and wetting agent/seaweed to help keep a balanced nutrient level without adding to the growth, The Balcomie greens have been verti-cut to help smooth off the surfaces. The Craighead greens have recovered well after the major aeration work last month.

Other

All sprinkler heads have been trimmed and cleaned.

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

Certain deep rough areas over both courses have been sprayed to help reduce the thicker grasses and produce a thinner sward.

Areas of semi-roughs/3.5” roughs on both courses have been sprayed with a selective herbicide to reduce clover and daises. 

Next month

All greens will receive their monthly wetting agent and Seaweed program.

Divot filling of landing areas.

Keeping up with cutting to all areas.

Continue to spray selective herbicide on semi-rough areas etc.

Completing work to the new short game area.

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

Posted 01/06/2018

Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager