Showing posts from October, 2012

Mutual Benefit and the Crazziness Continues

During the week a perfect win / win scenario, Phil Cahill wanted to turn some of his back lawn into a garden and we needed some turf to complete the mounds on 16, we took our turf cutter, Phil now has an area to plant and we have a mound turfed.

We chalked up yet another crazy busy week, on top of the turfing of the 16th mound and normal course set up etc, the front 9 fairway renovations were completed.
We used some of the material removed to stolons (chaffing) the walkway area on 16, the chipper bank and 3rd mound area rotary hoeing in. Scroll cutting fairways helped remove extra green leaf material.

The greens have come back very strongly from renovations and now being cut at 4mm we should be at 3mm by the end of next week.
Happy to see the weekend but we are not finished the craziness yet, next week we finally put the finishing touches to the chipping green, adding amendments and seeding, the second of the mounds on 16 gets a start and we have a great deal of catch up work to get throug…

Overdue Update

I apologise for not updating the blog over the past 2 weeks and more so not updating about renovations. As I have mentioned in previous posts we are in the midst of a very busy maintenance period and to top it off I have been spending a considerable amount of my own time completing risk assessments. Anyone who has ever been involved with the process knows it can be a lengthy process. I digress and move on with the update.
Green Renovations

Went very smoothly and the greens are coming back in great condition. We gave them the first cut on Wednesday afternoon, we were so impressed we will be lowering the heights for the Friday afternoon cut. This weekend will be the worst as far as pace and smoothness for ball roll is concerned as we are at a higher height of cut and only mowing afternoons so not to pick up wet sand as we mow. Next week we will further lower the heights and commence morning mows.
Practice Chipper
The root zone sand as been loaded levelled and we are watering to help settle,…

Changes Arrivals and Renovations