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GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
‘NEWS LETTER’
JANUARY 2010

 

Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in November which was designed to keep you up to date with all of the important maintenance procedures which were scheduled to take place on The Indiana course in December, we are pleased to be able to give you an update on the works carried out and to inform you of the schedule of works which shall take place in January 2010.

 

DECEMBER COURSE MAINTENANCE UPDATE

 

Edging Bunkers

The maintenance teams have edged both the short game and long game practice bunkers at the practice academy and hole 18. This work will continue into January.

 

Renovation of Golf Academy Green Side Practice Bunkers

This schedule of maintenance has commenced and will continue into December.

 

Coring Tees

Due to adverse weather conditions, the completion of the scheduled work for the hollow coring of the tees was not possible. The remaining tees were solid tined.

 

 

 

JANUARY COURSE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME

 

Edging Bunkers

The maintenance teams will continue edging the bunkers on the golf course. This will continue to enhance and define the aesthetic appearance of the golf course. Any bunker being worked on will be deemed as ‘Ground Under Repair’ (GUR).

 

Irrigation Cable Repair To 13th Fairway

A replacement cable for an irrigation sprinkler head on the 13th fairway is required. The work required will involve trenching across the fairway. Once the new cable is introduced, the fairway will be made good, but will be marked as ‘Ground Under Repair’ (GUR) until the turf has tied back in.

 

Golf Property Boundary Plants

The original Indiana golf course landscaping scheme was designed by Deiv Kilby, the landscape architect, and Peter McEvoy, the designer of the Indiana course.

The purposes of the landscape and planting schemes were the enhancement of the appearance of the resort as a whole, as well as of the vistas for property owners and of the golfing experience for players.

Additional planting on the the golf side of property boundaries was introduced to improve the focus and aim of golfers and to provide an increased measure of protection to property from errant hit golf shots.
 
Proper pruning of all of these plants has to be carried out by the golf course landscaping teams, both in accordance with scheduled maintenance programs as well as in response to individual requests by property owners.
 
However it has been noted that some extreme and unskilled pruning of some of these plants has been carried out by others in various locations, leaving the plants both badly damaged and in an unattractive condition.
 
We wish to take this opportunity to remind all owners that, if they are concerned about the planting on the the golf side of their particular property boundary, they  must contact Golf Course Superintendent Anthony Brooks, to enable him to respond to  their concerns personally and schedule any necessary plant pruning with the desert landscaping team accordingly.

 

Greens Hollow Coring Dates For 2010

In the knowledge that all property owners and members need to have as much notice as possible with respect to particular aspects of the golf course maintenance schedule that may temporarily effect the playing conditions of the greens surface, thus enabling them to plan particular holidays accordingly, please see below the scheduled coring dates for 2010.

 

2010
April 26th & 27th
May 20th & 21st
November 8th & 9th

This particular program is an essential part of golf course maintenance. This practice creates the required environment for strong vigorous roots to grow, the very essence of golf course maintenance.

You will be able to keep up to date with the full tournament and social schedule, format and any additions, information of how to enter, and much, much more by visiting either our official website www.almanzora.com or alternatively, reading the notice boards in both the Men’s and Ladies locker rooms in the Clubhouse whilst at the Resort.

We and the staff at Desert Springs are looking forward to seeing you on The Indiana course in the near future.

 

Kind regards, Kind regards,

Simon Coaker
Director of Golf

Anthony Brooks
Golf Course Superintendent

 

 

For further information contact: Golf Reception
Email: golfreservations@almanzora.com
Telephone: +34  637 861 591