It’s a big week this week for us as we are going to be renovating the greens.
In the same way as last year, we will be hollow tining, seeding and top dressing all the greens. There are actually two reasons for this:
- Firstly we are looking to increase further the fine grass content within the turf sward. Great success has been had in creating beautiful fine turf surfaces and increasing the content of fescue is our main aim here
- Secondly the cores will be used for the new green on Rawcliffe. Using both seed and cores will help with quicker establishment, but will also help the new Green blend in with the original greens on the course far better than using seed alone.
This work will be disruptive and the greens will not roll as well as normal for a period of time. Ideally this work would be better carried out during the summer for the greatest effect, however doing it now means there is no disruption to golf during the main playing season.
As with any work of this nature, it is necessary to maintain and improve conditions for play and we only do so if it is really warranted.
If you can please be patient with us, as this isn’t work that we carry out often and we hope that it doesn’t detract from your enjoyment too much.
Any questions please get in touch. In that regard, I will be hosting a course walk on Sunday the 28th October at 10:30 am. Those interested in coming along should look for me in or around the Pro Shop. As so many of you who have been before will know, it’s a great way to look at our work and get a better understanding of the why and how but also for you to get your own thoughts heard. My email is [email protected] if anyone wishes to contact me.