Sunday, 12 August 2018

August 2018

July 2018

18/7/18 . I had the opportunity of helping out at this years Open Championship at Carnoustie .The experience working at this event is second to none .While working alongside other Head Greenkeepers you get a lot of information  about their courses and what they have faced this year and how they have dealt with it (especially the dry spell).

Monday, 7 May 2018

May 2018

1/5/18. We had a demonstration of the Maredo Scarifier that goes on the back of our tractor. It was in to show us how much deep thatch removal could be done without too much disruption to the fairways. As you can see it does the job well .We blew debris off to the side and picked it up.  

1/5/18. The units can be taken off the frames and any other cassette units can be put back on for different jobs . 
1/5/18. Over seeding of greens was done this week so hopefully we get some rain and heat to get the germination going .

Thursday, 12 April 2018

April 2018

10/4/18. Now that wall has been rebuilt , time to erect the fence.
11/4/18. Coming along just great.

12/4/18. Fence all done and painted. 

Friday, 2 March 2018

March 2018

7/3/18. Rutting on path at the 9th due to the flooding.
7/3/18. Not what you like to see in March .

9/3/18. Reinforced wall getting built at the 5th tee wall.Stones get built in front of this.
9/3/18. This is a fair job . Shutters going in for the cement foundation.

12/3/18. Foundation now in.



22/3/18. Good to see wall at 9th finished .
6/3/18. Not the best start to March , This bad Winter has definitely had an impact on our Maintenance program .
1/3/18. Digging drain up right of the 16th hole on Hawkshill. 

1/3/18. This drain is 130mts  long .

Friday, 9 February 2018

February 2018

23/2/18. Pump in to take out water from pond at the 9th Hawkshill. 

23/2/18. The collapsed wall can be seen in the distance . Builder due in on Monday the 26th , so just getting ahead of the game .

21/2/18. Staff hard at it working on the drains at the 18th hole on Swailend .
22/2/18. Satff are working on the fairway area first.
22/2/18. Edging the drains , then soil/sand mix put down and finally turf laid on top .
15/2/18. 11th Green on Hawkshill . Not what I like to see in mid February with thick ice lying on a green .With ground  frozen underneath and  then the rain freezing on the top of that it creates this picture  . all I can say to this is roll on the Summer.


5/2/18. Drains at the 15th and 16th on Swailend have now all  been edged .

6/2/18. Staff have now edged all drains at the 15th on Swailend and put on top a 40mm covering of a sand soil mix , so now all ready for turfing . This will mean when main greens go on this hole is back in play.


5/2/18. The ground was difficult to dig through at times but we go there  .

5/2/18. Digger now at the 2nd on Hawkshill . This is at the corner of dogleg . We found a damaged pipe which was holding the water back in this area , it has now been fixed and now we are extending drain to the start of the fairway and putting in 4 laterals as well. 

1/2/18. This is the 15th on Swailend . Staff are in the process of piping drains and then backfilling them with 20mm stones.