Wednesday, 24 August 2016

 Great day to get a little liquid feed out on the Balcomie course greens

 Courses starting to dry up a little
 Another verti-cut and cut on the Balcomie course tees to help reduce thatch levels etc
 The usual Tuesday  of collecting balls, cutting, cutting junior greens etc and setting up junior course on the driving range for the junior coaching
Our new benches have arrived for outside our Craighead course starters hut which will be painted and fitted in the next couple of weeks

Friday, 5 August 2016

 This week has been full cutting of all areas with this wet and warm weather as the growth has increased, plus keeping the turf iron out on greens to keep pace on the putting surfaces

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

 A view from the putting green at the Clubhouse looking over tee 15 & 18 on the Balcomie course
 With the wet weather its just been full cutting of all areas and using the turf iron when possible over both sets of greens to keep pace on the surfaces
Rough management still slowly ongoing on the Craighead course

Tuesday, 26 July 2016


 Last Wednesday we had thunderstorms with over 30mm of rain in under an hour

 All bunkers over both courses had water damage and had to be reshaped etc
 Most of the Tee paths had water damage too
All the Tee path drains had to be cleared and unblocked as well

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Dyke repairs

 The dyke that runs along the left of hole 12 on the Craighead course was getting some needed attention in the way of cutting back all the gorse and rebuilding any damaged areas of the dyke

 The seeded area on our turf nursery is coming on really well, it's just the perimeters to get finished this week hopefully and be ready for lifting in winter 2017
 That's us making a start to our rough management plan of cutting and collecting certain areas of deep rough areas mostly on the Craighead course to start with
Another small job was to deep hollow core the low lying area on our putting green, then top-dress with sand to help aid drainage and improve the soil profile

Thursday, 14 July 2016

 Courses greener than usual at this time of year
 Great definition when the sun comes out
Graham our apprentice being shown how to cut tees

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

 All bunker face were cut/blown and bunkers shaped & raked
 Both sets of greens & surrounds getting an application of growth regulator & seaweed this week
 The fortnightly application of growth reg is working well on the greens with under a box of clippings from 18 greens plus both putting greens
 In the Afternoons we have been busy rotovating, levelling and getting the turf nursery seeded as this is out the way of any golf, we will hopefully see the seed germinate in about 2 weeks

The seeded area will be watered daily to help the seed germinate