The Greens are currently being cut at their summer height of 4mm. They are still a little patchy as a result of some summer drought stress and disease activity on the meadow grass suffered earlier in the summer, but are generally rolling well but lacking a little pace.
Moving forward we will work to reduce the meadow grass and promote the deeper rooting fine grasses that naturally occur on the site. We will also work to manage the thatch levels which are a little higher than what we would like to see on a links green.
Providing the firm, fast and true surfaces that we are all used to is the objective.
Now that the August meeting has finished we have an overseed scheduled for the week commencing the 4th of September. This will be done by using a disc seeder, although there will be some impact to the greens surface, we will follow the application with a top dress and the greens will be ironed/rolled to keep any disruption to a minimum.
The greens will also be aerated during this time.
With the wet summer that we are experiencing, the greens continue to be a little soft.
Your ball ‘will’ leave a pitch mark, so please make every effort to find it and repair it.
The Greens Staff