Not many golf clubs can boast that they have had a loyal member of staff for 30 years, but we can! Chris Locke was recently presented with a limited edition ‘Arsenal Legends’ print in recognition of his achievement. Well done Chris!
The rear of one of the greenside bunkers on the 1st has been reshaped to stabilise the edge, this now looks much neater and is safer to walk into.
And it’s that time of year again where we renovate the greens…..
During the week beginning Monday the 21st September we will be carrying out our autumn renovations. This includes hollow coring, scarifying, over seeding, topdressing and feeding the greens, tees, and aprons.
These operations are very disruptive but are essential in any good greens maintenance regime, so please keep an eye out for us and give way where possible.
The hollow coring and scarifying remove soil and thatch and aid gaseous exchanges within the soil profile, whilst relieving compaction, aiding drainage, and (with the addition of sand top dressing) improving the soil structure and texture.
Overseeding will help improve sward composition and encourage the desired ‘finer’ grasses ‘festuca’ and ‘agrostis.’
Topdressing helps to alleviate the humps and bumps created during the coring process, whilst filling the core holes and keeping them open to aid drainage. It also creates an ideal seedbed for the seed to establish.
Fertiliser is then applied to encourage vigorous growth and aid recovery to provide good putting surfaces as soon as possible after renovations.