What a great week on the course. It's weeks like this that really re-charge a greenkeepers batteries!
We managed to attack some more rough with the scarifier, especially the L/H side of the 14th. As the Captain said in his blog, the rough and fairways has never been so wide and well managed. The cut and thinned areas have expanded year on year. I know the rough is blamed for slow play, but I think you'll find that in April/May when the grass was not growing there were plenty of complaints about slow play.
We have managed to keep on top of the divotting recently, which bodes well for festival week. On this point, there are a number of divot boxes on the tees which are for your use after play. Please use them and help speed up recovery.
Following the recent storms the surfaces of the greens can soften, with this in mind, can you please repair any pitchmarks you see as these are the only blemishes on the putting surface at the moment.
We are hoping to put the scarifiers over the greens next week, followed by a very light sand dressing and an application of liquid nutrient. The bunkers will get another trim as well. This should be the finishing touches to our festival week preparation.
Enjoy the sunshine.
Mark & the Greens team.