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July Greenkeeper Report 2019

Golf courses July report 2019

Weather

 

The weather has been very wet, the complete opposite from last year’s drought.

 

Balcomie course

 

Greens – We are cutting daily at a height of 4mm and rolling/ironing when possible, also we are continuing to carry out our monthly spiking and application of wetting agent, we also applied a liquid fertiliser at a very low rate to add colour.

 

Craighead course

 

Greens – We are cutting daily at a height of 4mm and rolling/ironing when possible, also we are continuing to carry out our monthly spiking and application of a wetting agent, there was also an application of fungicide applied as we had an outbreak of disease. We have continued to apply 5tons on top-dressing sand to these areas fortnightly to help reduce thatch and firm up the surfaces. The greens were fertilised prior to the Scottish Men’s Amateur.

 

Both courses

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

 

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 tidy, all the backs of the tees were rested before the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship.

 

Fairways – We are cutting weekly at a height of 13mm and landing areas are being divoted when possible.  

 

Semi- roughs/3.5” roughs – We are cutting these areas every week due to the growth.

 

AOB

There has been a lot of additional work by the Greenstaff to set up both our courses for the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship.

 

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

Posted 01/08/2019

Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager