Summer Maintenance at Lewes Golf Club
Well, at last summer has arrived. Nice to have some warmth after our greens maintenance week. The course has held up nicely in the 30+ heat.
Greens maintenance went very well for us. Greens were tined with 8mm tines, then seeded with pure fescue, top dressed with 20T of fendress dressing. All brushed and rolled to help return the surface back to normal.
Unfortunately, due to a wet summer, we struggled to get a delivery of sand until the day after greens maintenance. This is the reason we had to top dress again on the Friday and many of you that played on the Saturday had lots of sand and some stones on the greens. Unfortunately, this added a few days more recovery to the greens.
We had a great seed uptake this year and all those little pots of fescue will continue to help us be fungicide free and encourage more finer grasses to the greens.
New Toro Mowers
Over the last few weeks, we have taken delivery of our new Toro greens, fairway, and now semi/tee bank mower. These have, and will, make a huge difference to the course and I must thank everyone at the Club that made this possible. Just waiting for our rough mower now but hopefully it will be soon.
You will all be happy that the job of cutting and collecting the long rough has started. Our brand-new machine, which was funded by the South Downs National Park, is making great progress and a great addition to the team.
Bunkers and Irrigation
This winter, the greenkeepers will be busy rebuilding and adding new sand to bunkers on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 15th holes. They will also be rebuilding the 9th white tee and adding irrigation to the 4th white/yellow tee.
We would like to thank the greenkeeping team for their hard work in keeping the course in top condition. We look forward to playing on the course in the coming months and seeing the results of the winter maintenance work.