Monday, January 16, 2017

Wool ya get a load of that !!

We are often called on to attend, "not your average greenkeeping duties" from stopping wayward Bulls, (yes Bulls not balls), roaming the course, to fishing Golf Carts out of Bunkers, (lucky we dont have water hazards),  so I didn't think I was being "Fleeced" during the week when I was informed we had a few unwanted visitors on 11 green. 

 Fair to say Ben and I have a new respect for farmers herding their stock after these Baaaad boys were a little reluctant to go where we wanted them to....
Just goes to shows The grass is always greener ................

 
One project we have been trying to complete between Course Maintenance tasks is the establishment of a Nursery green to use as a source of bent grass turf to repair greens during events like above or general repair and planed improvement works, once established we will no longer need to remove turf from our practice greens and will also allow us to implement measures to remove Couch and Saltene encroachment to some greens as well as run trials for new products and best practice before treating main in play greens. 
 The area has now been, graded, pipe work for irrigation installed and as of today seeded. While not the ideal season to seed Bent grass we still expect to strike a good percentage of germination. 

Happy Hooking