Showing posts from February, 2017

Bens Lake Karrinyup Experience



Greens Renovations are less than 2 weeks away and I would like to take this opportunity to inform members of some important pre renovation practices and the temporary impact these practices will have on the greens appearance.

Twice yearly in Spring and Autumn prior to greens renovations we commence product applications for the suppression / control of certain grass weeds in the greens, namely Saltene and Couch encroachment, both grasses being extremely difficult to control in Bent grass greens and we do historically have a large amount. Unfortunately one product does not control / suppress both weed grasses so there is a need to apply different products multiple times during the control periods prior to renovations.
The application of these products will lead to a sharp down turn in the appearance of the greens. Discolouration and some thin weak areas will result in the lead up to renovations. The degree and type of discolouration will vary green to green depending on the main target …

The Capel Touch

With what is a fantastic opportunity for Ben to gain invaluable experience working on a "top 20" Golf Course helping prepare for a World Class major event, Ben will, from Sunday spend 8 days as part of the Lake Karrinyup Course Maintenance team preparing the course for the new World Super 6 Tournament to be held from next Thursday.
I put forth Ben's name in recognition for his outstanding contribution and achievements this year both on course and in his studies, and I am sure he will make the most of this exciting opportunity which will only benefit his professional progression and in turn also benefit Capel Golf Club through the knowledge and experience he will gain.

Ben will also have the opportunity to follow the field during his time off between course maintenance hours, I look forward to sharing with you his experiences on his return. 

In other course news we have been busy preparing the course for our own Ladies Major event of the year the 2017 Summer Cup. We are conf…