Summer Maintenance Week
The plan for the week commencing 7th August is to solid-tine all the greens, as we did in March, followed by the Air2G2. We will then over-seed them using a Vredo over-seeder and top-dress. Our aim is to get most of the work completed by Wednesday so that we have enough time to get the course cut for the week-end and make sure the top dressing has been fully brushed in.
I would like to clarify something that I previously mentioned. During the mini heatwave, I stated that we raised the height of cut so that the greens didn’t suffer. We are currently cutting at 3.5mm with the ride on greens mower and have been since the beginning of June. The plan had always been to hand cut the 2 weeks prior to Captain’s Day. The hand mowers are set at 3.75mm and we managed to cut 4 times with these before the weather intervened and forced us to use the ride on mower to get the speed back into the greens. We therefore only raised the height of cut 0.25mm and for a short period of time.
Can I please remind golfers when using the practice area not to play iron shots from the academy course greens.