On the Course in September
Welcome to the September edition of our Course Blog aimed at 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.
September's weather brought us high temperatures touching nearly 26 degrees at times, along with plenty of much needed heavy rainfall. With this weather the golf course has started to recover really well from the hot summer, however, some areas are still slow to recover and we are monitoring those regularly and treating them to try and speed up the recovery.
Throughout September we fertilised the tee boxes and then washed in with Ultralight K-Two 7-0-14 fertiliser which is an Autumn feed to help with recovery and establish grass strength before the cold months ahead.
The greens were sprayed as per our monthly works programme to keep them healthy and playable, but also to strengthen them ahead of the course renovation work which commences on Monday 1st October.
From Monday 1st October we will be carrying out our verticut and hollow coring on the greens before overseeding and top dressing. We expect a decent level of recovery over approximately two weeks but this could take a while longer depending on the weather conditions and temperature. We appreciate your continued patience whilst we carry out this essential work.