Just a quick update before the festive period begins…..
This has been the first year in my 17 years at Greetham Valley that we have had to cut the fairways in December. The only problem is that we sold the fairway mower last week and we had to cut the fairways with the tees mowers! Luckily, today we have taken delivery of a brand spanking new very good looking Toro fairway mower.
At the same time we took delivery of a new dedicated Toro sprayer as well, so when you see it out on the course please take a minute to have a look at it, and I will happily explain the the all-singing, all-dancing, state of the art features on it. It is truly amazing! Although Robert tells me that it has only replicated what was available on his and Frank’s agricultural sprayers many years ago….
The greens are looking and playing well at the moment and I see no reason why this can’t continue throughout December and into January. We are, however, getting to the period when the preventative fungicide programme that I follow is coming to an end, so if the mild weather continues the greens will be vulnerable to an attack. So we will be carrying out all the usual cultural practices to try to prevent it. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for a frosty Xmas period!!
I will be back with another update in January when I will explain about some of the changes and improvements to the course that we will be doing for 2012.
I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.