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.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Hollow coring work on approach areas. 

Coring work was carried out on some of the softer approaches to remove some organic matter. Approaches at 2,6,8,9,10,16th will be done, with a heavy sand dressing afterwards worked into the holes. 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Fraser's Kilimanjaro Climb

Fraser Jardine our 1st assistant who looks after the Silverburn Course recently climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the CHAS foundation. They offer support to Fraser and his wife Amanda with their daughter Gracie. They raised almost £22,000 with their fund raising efforts over the past few months.
Well done Fraser.