Following our rough management efforts over the last couple of years, it was decided by the Greens Committee to extend our efforts into other areas.
Last week, I applied a selective
graminicide (a chemical which kills selected grass species) to some
areas of rough throughout the course.
The plan is to kill off the lush broad
leaved grasses that create difficult lies, lost balls and slow down
play. The areas which have been treated are as follows:-
R/H side of the 1st hole short of the cross bunker.
Parts of the carry on the 6th hole.
L/H side of the 6th hole.
L/H side of the 9th hole.
R/H side of the 11th hole
R/H side of the 12th hole.with an overseeder.
L/H side of the 14th hole.
These areas should see a die back and discolouration of the turf over the next week or 2.
This will be followed by a run over with a scarifier to collect the dead material and some overseeding.
Hopefully, this work will improve these areas of play.
Mark Jones, Course Manager.