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December Greenkeepers Report

Golf courses December report 2016

Both courses

Greens – Cut and rolled when required and if the ground conditions are suitable. Slit tined to a depth of 6 inches to help relieve compaction. The greens on both courses were top-dressed with sand to help smooth off the surface and reduce thatch levels.

Surrounds – Cut when required and if the ground conditions are ok to keep these areas tidy. All surrounds were top-dressed with sand. 

Tees – Cut when required but still divoting, emptying bins, topping up ball washers and picking up broken tees etc on a weekly basis to help keep these areas tidy.  Aeration work still continues on all tees to relieve compaction. All tees were top-dressed to help fill in core holes/divot marks etc.

Fairways/ Semi- roughs/3.5” roughs – With the weather being so mild all these areas have been cut again plus the Balcomie fairways have had an application of iron to add colour and strength to the plant going into the winter.


Three bunkers have been rebuilt on Balcomie

Trench work across driving range to new toilets is ongoing

Drainage work to part of the 2nd fairway on the Craighead course has been completed 

Aeration work to fairways is ongoing

Next month

Re-level the 10th medal tee on the Balcomie course

Start the clear up and landscaping of the toilets on the Balcomie course

Continue rebuilding worn or damaged bunker faces

Aeration work to greens, tees and fairways will continue


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Posted 09/01/2017

Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager