This week the green staff will be undertaking the following work on the course:
* General cutting.
* Spraying the greens, this is part of the nutrition program.
* Fertilising the tees, collars and approaches.
* Sorrel rolling the greens, this is to let the greens breathe. This will not cause
* Spraying round the back 9 greens and bunkers with weed killer.
* Spraying the areas that the volunteers have have cleared.
* Seeding the two wild flower areas on the 8th and 18th.
The volunteers will be carrying out the following work.
* Carrying on with the natural fencing on the 15th.
All this work is weather dependent and may change.
The semi rough is still very wet and lush at the moment. It has been an ideal growing season for the grass, with 26 mm of rain in the past 9 days, we usually have 46mm of rain for the whole of May. The thickness of the grass will pass as the rough dries out. This will affect the pace of play, so please be patient.
Please can we ask if any members would be willing to build and donate some nest boxes for the promotion of starlings. These birds help to remove grubs from the greens as we are no longer able to use insecticides. Grubs cause a lot of damage to the putting surface of greens. Ideally we would like them to be made of pine with a45mm entrance hole, height of 33cm, width 25cm and depth 32cm.
Thanks from the green staff