Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Fairway renovation work. 

The dry summer has taken its toll on the fairways on the Silverburn course. We dont have fairway irrigation on this course so we lost a lot of grass cover during the summer drought. We need to overseed the fairways but there is no point putting seed into the dead thatch layer. Scarifying work with the super 500 machine is removing the dead material and will allow better access to the soil layer below for seeding. They will be done in two directions to remove as much material as possible. 

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Autumn coring work

The recovery process starts with some hollow coring work to remove thatchy material from the approaches on the Silverburn course. After the dry summer there are lots of areas that need renovated. Too dressing will be applied and then new seed laid to improve turf conditions. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Preparation work. 

A very light verti cut to refine some old highland bent grass in the sward.  A worthwhile exercise to improve dwarf density. 

Monday, 9 April 2018

Pitch Marks

It was very disappointing this morning to see the amount of un-repaired pitch marks on the greens. The course was very busy at the weekend with the first two counting medals being played but it seems that golfers are not interested in repairing their pitch marks. It has been a long cold winter and early spring so far and this does not help us. We are struggling for growth as it is but these pitch marks will  now become dead spots which further increases the time it will take to gain a smooth surface for the coming season.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

GEO Certification

The club was recently awarded GEO status. This process has been on going for the past 18 months and covers every aspect of sustainable  management within all areas of the club. This is a tremendous achievement by all involved. The process starts again on the new on course platform for verification in 3years time. 

Friday, 23 February 2018

Forward yellow tee at 14th hole. 

  • The site for the new forward yellow tee at the 14th was cleared and the sub base levelled. This tee is situated between the green tee and main tee to reduce the carry to the fairway. Further progress will be reported in due course. 

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Rough Scarifying Work

Work has begun to remove more organic material from the turf surface in the rough areas. The scarifyer blades are set to 15mm depth to tear out thatch and dead grass. Cutting blades are trimming the grass at the same time which is then collected in the hopper. This will further thin the rough areas for next season. Another pass will be done in early March before the grass starts to grow.