Showing posts from January, 2017

And Another Break


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 so…

Pipe Break

Always on a Friday or a long weekend and always when it is about to get hot !!

Had to take time out from normal course set over the weekend to deal with a main line break on the back 9.  An 80mm section of pipe developed a 3 ft long crack, and as a lesson to the young padawans (apprentices) the crack was caused by the pipe becoming brittle as a result of excess glue used when joining many years ago that was left to pool in the pipe. In a case of less is best excess solvent cement left to pool in joints and pipes  will ultimately weaken the pvc walls leading to the above.  

Happy Hooking and New Year to all