On the Course in April

Welcome to the April 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.

The April weather was a mix bag with temperatures ranging from 8 degrees all the way up to a staggering high of 27 degrees with full sun for a couple of days mid to late April. The high temperatures were immediately followed by heavy rainfall resulting in incredible growth rates, the benefit of which were we were able to cut the fairways and approaches to give some great definition to the golf course and increase the aesthetics. Thankfully the month wasn't as wet as March and with only showers throughout we managed to complete all the scheduled works without any real disruptions.

Following the verti-cutting and hollow coring programme to remove the winter moss on the greens in March, the greens were treated with an application of Throttle which is a highly effective curative and preventative treatment for Fusarium patch. This will help protect the greens for up to 10 weeks before it requires another application. The tee boxes were treated with a selective weedkiller, Relay Turf, which gives outstanding control of turf weed in times of high growth rates.

The greens were also fertilised with Uno Ultralight Granular Fertiliser and Libfer FE Folia Mix which contains humor en