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November Courses Report 2018

Golf courses November report 2018

Weather

The weather has turned wet in the last 2 weeks but has still been mild for time of year.

Balcomie course

Greens – we are only cutting when required now to help clean up the surfaces and rolling/turf ironing when required, we have applied an application of iron to help harden the plant going into the winter months.

Craighead course

Greens – we are only cutting once a week now to help clean up the surfaces and rolling/turf ironing when required. We have applied another application of fungicide as have been hit bad with disease again.

 

Both courses

Surrounds – We are now only cutting when required to keep these areas tidy. These areas are also being top-dressed to help improve the surfaces and were sprayed with iron.

 

Tees – We are now only cutting when required but still divoting, emptying bins, topping up ball washers and picking up broken tees etc on a weekly basis to help keep these areas tidy. All par 3 tees were heavily top-dressed to help level the surfaces. Both sets of tees have had an application of iron to help harden up the grass plant going into the winter months, which also helps deter moss. The tees on the Craighead course were again deep tined to aid with drainage.

 

Fairways – We are cutting only when required now. All fairways on both courses are continually being slit tined to help reduce compaction. An application of iron was applied to all fairways for the same reason as the greens & tees. The 2nd fairway on the Balcomie course got an application of seaweed and fert to help aid recovery from the Summer drought.

 

A.O.B.

Drainage works to the 2nd fairway on the Craighead course has been completed for this winter

Greenside bunkers on holes 7, 10,12 & 17 have been rebuilt on the Craighead course

Greenside bunkers on hole 1 & 9 have been rebuilt on the Balcomie course

Cutting & collecting of deep roughs is still ongoing

Working with Scottishpower to put in new underground cabling & taking down overhead cables

Next month

Rebuilding of bunkers

Cutting & collecting of deep rough areas

Top-dressing to greens and surrounds

Re-instating all the areas that Scottishpower have been working at

Rebuilding of the dyke in-between the 15th yellow & red tee on the Craighead course

 

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

Posted 01/12/2018

Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager