I thought I would do a quick video blog about the Practice Ground Project after I have been asked a couple of questions about it.
Please see the link :- https://youtu.be/iKb2pIXv9ng
|Old Oak tree|
|Wood Anenome and Bluebells|
|149mm in March followed by 119mm in April|
|A better looking forecast now but we are still 20 days behind 1st May 2107|
|Fertilisers added to the course|
|2018 87 GDD 9th April|
|2017 87 GDD 12th March|
|Micro coring 9th|
|Brushing Topdressing in|
|Work postponed due to the wet conditions|
|Cutting as soon as possible after the thaws|
|The new bunkers were finally opened for play|
|End of pathways and high traffic areas have had honey cone mats and turf added|
|Out with old broken Irrgation boxes|
|In with the new|
|Lots of brush cutting old ditches has also been carried out. This will allow us to maintain them but better and to improve ashetics|
|Old Temp 1st tee could not cope with the weather and wear|
|Wacker plating the base for the teeing mat|
|Better looking Temp 1st Tee. The banks will also now grow in|
Leveling our greenkeeper pathways has been on going during the wet period
Woodland management has been on going to with the removal of scrub and Rhodie. We have also spent many man hours lifting tree crowns up to improve tree health and improve light and air flow. This may also allow for a full swing...
The Greenstaff also got chance to attend the BIGGA South Coast Conference with talks on Weather, Practice ground design! The RAC Club and Boundary Lakes story so far. This was very educational and gave a lot to think about.
The snow also gave us chance to catch up on some Staff Meetings and college work for those guys that are doing work based learning.
Charlie (Chaz) was finally presented his gifts and caricature on his retirement after the greens forum which was well attended. Graham and Levi also spoke about the last year along with myself. A version will be added
to a blog soon. Thanks to all those the attended.
|Clubhouse 18th March 2018|
|Deep snow again|
|Before the team arrived|
|View from the cab|
|Snow shovels and Tractors required|
|Salting of Carpark|
Lets hope for a quick thaw and a spring soon!