It has been a great week for mowing and getting the golf course looking a bit sharper. We started the week with the aim of making sure it looks as good as possible for Captains Drive-In.
All greens were groomed earlier this week and then double cut Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This really tightened them up and they started to look really good.
It is now obvious to all that 2 years of thatch removal, aeration and topdressing has improved the greens considerably. Now we have the statistical data to back this up. Some recent soil samples have shown that all this work is now paying huge dividends.
The surface firmness is now perfect and the greens are rolling so much better than when I first started at PPGC 2 years ago. Next week is hollow coring and topdressing - soon, the greens will be really firm and getting pretty quick too!!
All tees, fairways, approaches and surrounds have been cut this week as well as continued bunker work - the 3rd fairway bunker was completed on Thursday and is now in play. It looks fantastic.
As the dry week progressed, we managed to continually cut the new tees turf and now, all the tees are in play with the new tee markers in their respective positions. They are looking good for the future!
The 1st tee area continues to improve and some nice rope & stakes really does finish off this area. It is nearly there!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish David McIntyre a great year as Captain. Enjoy your day tomorrow Mr C! A final thanks to Ryan & James for a good week of work! Well done guys!
Have a great weekend and enjoy your golf!