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July Greenkeepers Report

Golf Courses Report July 2017

Balcomie course

Greens – Cut daily at a height of 4mm and rolled when possible and we continue to apply our monthly application of a growth regulator and wetting agent. With the wet weather and damp mornings the greens surfaces are running a little slower than usual and we have had to groom the surfaces because of the extra amount of growth.

Craighead course

Greens – Cut daily at a height of 4mm and rolled when possible and we continue to apply our monthly application of a wetting agent and Seaweed.  There was also an application of fungicide as we had an outbreak of Fusarium. We have applied a granular fertiliser to help strengthen the plant up till the end of the season and gain recovery from the disease.

Both courses

Surrounds – We are brushing/cutting twice weekly at a height of 8mm and changing the direction of cut to help reduce napping to the surfaces.

Tees – Cut 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 tidy.

Fairways – We are cutting weekly at a height of 14.5mm and landing areas are being divoted when possible. We are changing the direction of cut to help stop any napping of the turf and cut out any long ends. Certain Balcomie course fairways have had another application of a selective herbicide to help control weeds. At the start of the month all the fairways were lightly scarified to reduce long ends.

Semi- roughs/3.5” roughs – Cut weekly because of the continuous growth. The carry over the deep rough at the 4th on Balcomie has been cut back to help speed up play.

A.O.B.

When possible we are cutting and collecting weeds out the roughs to reduce re-seeding

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Posted 02/08/2017

Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager