On the Course in March

Welcome to the March edition of our monthly Course Blogs keeping you updated on the general condition of the golf course plus details of all the work Head Green Keeper, Shaun Kench, and his team have been doing throughout the month.

March ended up being a very testing month with the weather! As well as two snowfalls, resulting in 4 days of course closure, frosts and heavy rainfall throughout the month, we did manage to have a few days of sunshine. Despite the general conditions underfoot, not to mention the lost days, the delayed course maintenance projects were completed.

The verti-cutting on the greens continued in March to remove the winter moss. This process was then followed by hollow coring to a depth of 4 inches which removed further traces of moss and reduced the thatch levels below the playing surface.

Once all greens had been cleared of cores and debris they were then overseeded with a Bent Fescue green seed and Dwarf Ryegrass seed. Once seeding had been completed the greens were then top-dressed with sand, dragged to smooth the surface and then brushed to finish.