Greens News Autumn 2019

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Apologies for the delayed greens news, we have been having computer and internet issues in the greenkeeping cave. The greens were over-seeded the first week in September using a 13mm pot seeding method. The tine holes did cause some disruption to the putting surface for the first couple of weeks following, but are now starting to roll well again, and after just three weeks are almost back to normal.As a result we have had an excellent strike with the newly germinated seed and put a huge amount o...
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Greens News March 2019

Royal North Devon Golf Club 18th Green
The crows finally seem to have stopped pecking at the greens and surrounds. The grubs they seek have migrated deeper into the soil and out of reach. We will continue to search for remedies in order to try and prevent a re-occurrence next winter. We have managed to patch and repair the majority of the damage caused to these areas, it is now just a matter of dressing/levelling and growing the patches in.The greens (not attacked by crows) have made it through the winter in good order, but like the ...
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Greens News February 2019

greens damage
Firstly, Happy New year to you all from the greenkeeping team.The winter is proving very difficult for us.  The mild weather that we have seen for the most part   brings high disease pressure to the greens.  Although the greens have coped well without any significant scarring there has been some discolouration and weakening to the affected greens, this should grow out as we move into the spring.  You will have no doubt seen the extensive damage that we have been sufferin...
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Greens News - Winter 2018

green damage
The greens are now at the winter cutting height of 5mm and I’m happy that they are still performing very well as we head into December.  They have a good dense coverage which should help them see out the winter months.  The greens were deep tined to a depth of around 11inches, which allows some much needed air into the soil profile and helps reduce the compaction caused by machinery and golfers. They have already recovered well from this procedure with minimal affect to how the ball ro...
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Greens News

4th green autumn 2018
With the weather finally turning colder we will see the grass growth start to slow. The greens are currently performing well and head into the winter in good health. We will bring the height of cut on the greens up to 5mm and start to reduce our cutting regime. This will help protect them through the upcoming winter months. It is now imperative that we repair as many pitch marks as we can, because any damage now sustained will not recover until the grass actively starts growing again in the spri...
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Corona Virus Warnings

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Cards are available in the starters hut by the white tees

The golf courses are now open for MEMBERS only.
Visitors from Devon/Cornwall and Somerset will be permitted from 1st June.
These Tee times must be booked through the office via a phone call, (01237 473817)  Full payment must be made with the booking.
These can only be booked 5 days in advance

You can book as a single player or as a two ball (max) 3 & 4 balls will be allowed from Friday 5th June

The following rules must be adhered to for the safety of Staff and Members

Always keep to the 2 metres social distancing rules.

Golf and booking guidelines

All tee times must be booked in advance, (including Pimply and The Taylor courses) either on-line or by calling 01237 473817

No one should turn up without having a tee time booked unless they are using the practice ground.

No golf is permitted before 7am on the main course and 9am on the short courses.

You must only arrive 15 minutes before your tee time and leave as soon as your game has finished.

 

Competitive golf with the above restrictions is going well.

To book a tee time we have set up a competition start sheet for each day and each course.

Go to Competition/upcoming, all three courses are bookable.

You can book as a single player or as a two ball (max) 3 & 4 balls will be allowed from Friday 5th June

Tee times can be booked up to 7 days in advance. Maximum of three tee times per golfer over a 7 day period however you may book an additional tee times ON THE SAME DAY if there are spares.

The start sheets will open at 7pm each evening.

Maximum of 4 players on the practice ground-range ball buckets handles should be cleaned prior to use, cleaning spray next to buckets.

Equipment

All golf equipment must arrive and leave with you, including trolleys.

If your clubs are in the locker room, arrangements for you to collect them can be made by calling 01237 473817.

All golf shoes must be changed in the car park.

Facilities

The indoor net will remain closed. 

Shoe cleaning equipment is not in use.

The Clubhouse will remain closed.

Golf Course

Most bunkers are now INPLAY - preferred lies are in operation within all bunkers ( 6" placement ) All rakes have been removed from the bunkers,

All flags must remain in the hole, the ball will only drop into the top of the hole and can easily be retrieved without touching the flag stick.

Ball scoops - removed.

Bins and benches removed.

The front gate has a towel wrapped around the handle which has been soaked in disinfectant-remember anything you touch has the possibility of infecting you!

The Committee has agreed failure to comply with these rules will mean a two-week ban, sorry but we need to be firm.

Hand sanitiser is available outside the front door of the Clubhouse.

As per government advice, shielded members must still remain at home until 30th June.

 

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