Another busy week on the course.
We have tried to carry out more thinning of the rough this week, but due to the wet conditions (dew & rain) it has not been possible. The turf has to be really dry for the Amazone to pick the debris up. You can cut it, but it just lies on the surface in clumps. We will try again next week.
The application of top-dressing was postponed on Monday and will now be applied next week. We will again be out with the Air2G2 aerator treating 6 or 7 greens. This has been a regular Monday task throughout this season.
At the moment we are trialling Fairway mowers as ours is coming to the end of its 6th season. We have tried the John Deere and this week the latest machine from Jacobsen. Cutting technology really does advance quickly.
Due to the good weather, we are still cutting the course as if it was high summer as the grass is still growing strongly.
Tee banks have been cut this week and next week we have another round of bunker maintenance.
Have a great weekend.
Mark & the Greens team.