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February Greenkeeper Report 2019

Courses monthly report February 2019

Weather

This month the weather was mostly frosty at the start of the month but then turned very warm, the warmest on record with very little rain.

 

Bunkers

 

All bunkers on the Balcomie course have been edged/weeded and re-shaped and will be topped up with sand going into the season

The Craighead greenside bunkers have all been edged/weed and re-shaped and the fairway bunkers will be completed in the next couple of weeks

 

 

Other construction work

 

Work is now completed round the newly built dyke at the 15th hole on the Craighead course

11th medal tee on the Balcomie course has now been re-turfed

16th tee on the Balcomie course has now been re-turfed

Work is ongoing at the 15th tee path on the Balcomie course

Tee path ends on the Balcomie course have been re-turfed and new matting laid

 

Mowing over both courses

 

Most areas on both courses have been cut to tidy up the courses

 

A.O.B

 

  • Aeration work on Greens, surrounds & tees on the Balcomie course was completed 
  • Winter tees will be in play until the end of March, preferred lies till end of April
  • All greens, surrounds, tees on both courses have been sprayed with soluble iron
  • Balcomie course tee furniture has been painted and freshened up
  • Both irrigation systems have been primed up ready for the season
  • We have build a bug/insect hotel which is positioned at hole 12 on the Craighead course

 

Next month

 

  • Completing work at the 15th tee path on the Balcomie course
  • Edging/weeding & topping up sand in the bunkers 
  • Fertilising greens & tees etc
  • Cutting of all areas ready for the start of the season
  • Gorse planting on certain areas on the Craighead course
  • Edging/weeding tee paths on both courses

 

Please check out the blog for updates on course work www.crailgreenkeepersblog.blogspot.com/

 

Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager

Posted 01/03/2019