Updated February 2022

Royal North Devon Golf Club 18th Green

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Golf Course February 2022

Greens

Regular aeration of the greens with slit and solid tines has been completed.
Greens have fed with seaweed and iron.
A granular soil conditioner will be applied soon.
The greens overall are in very good condition for this time of year, with the damp still conditions being perfect for disease infiltration, none of which are showing proves that the present management of aeration and little feed is working well.
We have tried some new natural products to alleviate the leather jacket issues, the results so far have been positive.
The greens are being cut at 6mm approx. 3 times per week with the occasionally rolling.
Irrigation work has been competed on the 5th 7th and 14th holes.
The putting green will be aerated and a heavy sand dressing applied.

Tees

These are being cut once per week at 8mm
They have been solid tines.
They will be hollowed cored within the next few weeks
All divots will be filled after this process.
They will receive a light dressing of organic fertilizer.
The 11th Championship and 13th White tees have been leveled and re-turfed.

Fairways

All the fairways have been slit and solid tinned
Fairways are being cut once twice per week to clean up the sheep droppings.
They will be divot filled before the end of February.

Bunker work

 New practice bunker in the Taylor course has been finished.
Work has been completed on the 2nd 5th and 10th hole bunkers
Sand will now be applied to these bunkers, once settled down they will be brought back into play.

Paths

During February new stone will be laid onto many of the paths.
Bunker work – New practice bunker in the Taylor course has been finished.
Work has started on the 2nd hole bunkers.
The bunkers on 10th fairway and green-side will be next

Taylor Course

All the rough has been cut back.
The two bunkers will be infilled with soil and will be maintained as grass bunkers.
The 3rd green will be enlarged to the right-hand side.

 

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