Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Greens cut at 3.3mm

This week the grrens were cut to 3.3mm. Running fairly well now.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Scot's Day

The height of the greens has been lowered to 3.5mm just in time for Scotsman's Day. Over 220 are in the field and everyone is looking forward to a fanatstic day. Many thanks must go to Jim and  Jill Hoy for the work they put in every year to ensure that the day goes smoothly.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Greens Renovation

A second top dressing of sand was completed on the greens this week. Our own sand spreader broke down so a demo model was used to finish the job. The demo was was like a Rolls Royce in comparison and completed the job is less than half the time and with 3 less staff.

The greens were mowed this morning at about 11.00 am at 5mm. The are looking smooth and will be done a couple more times at 5 mm before lowering ( if all goes OK ) to 4mm next Saturday.

The turfing on the first near the new concrete pathway was completed today. The McLeod Son's did a great job putting it down and then secured  it down with over 600large wire pins.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Greens Renovation

The greens renovation is going well, everything is on track to be completed today. The green staff advise everything went on schedule.

The borrowed scrafiyer, blower and coring machine made the job go very smoothly and we thank all the people concerned.

We would also like to thank the McLeod volunteers who have done a great job pitching in where needed.

This reno has been a great team effort, well done to all.

We are looking forward to receiving some steady rain over the next week to speed up the recovery recovery time.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Course Renovation

Great news... Toro have been able to lend the club a large Blower and coring machine for our renovation. So all on track for the Reno starting on Sunday  Afternoon the 6th of October.

No hand blowers required...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Week 36

Well week 36 sees the start of September and the continuing of the dry weather, We have been Fertilizing the fairways, to keep them healthy and to encourage some growth in the couch, which is up and moving very early this year, which is great as we want the couch (Cynodon dactylon) to be growing at its optimium when we spray the weeds in the fairways as listed in the fairway weed spray program.
you will notice the bridge on the 6th has had some work done to it, we hope this way it will be easier to controll wear over the bridge propper.
The poa in the greens was sprayed several weeks ago and we got an excellent result from that application, and possible next week we will start work on greens to remove thatch (verti-cut) if the night time temps lift a bit.
If we don't get rain soon we will start draining the dams into the creek
well to next week ...........keep swinging   pete
pic of Adrian putting out nitrogen on the 18th fairway

Friday, August 31, 2012

Week 35 2012

A new arrival this week the wide area mower or WAM just in to replace the old stealth that hasn't been going for quiet a while
Fairways 4,5,9,11,17, fertilized this week
Drainage fixed on the 18 th and irrigation repairs done on 4,5 as well
Sand man crew attacked the 14 th this week and bridges have received some attention.
Well it's starting to warm up and we are feeding up the greens ready for their October renovations so everything on track so far ... Till next time ... Keep swinging ... Pete