Golf Course Maintenance

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
‘NEWS LETTER’
May 2009

 

Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in March 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 April, 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 May 2009.

 

APRIL COURSE MAINTENANCE UPDATE

 

Hollow Coring Greens

The greens have been hollow cored as per the schedule. This is an essential part of golf course maintenance that is carried out to both maintain and enhance the playing quality of the putting surfaces with which we are accustomed at The Indiana. This practice creates the required environment for strong vigorous roots to grow, the very essence of golf course maintenance.

 

Irrigation Cable Repair To 13th Fairway

The repair work to replace the communication cable for an irrigation sprinkler head on the 13th fairway has been carried out as per the schedule. The area will be marked as GUR until the replaced turf has grown back in.

 

Driving Range Tee

The grass driving range tee has been closed for maintenance, as previously advised. The tee has been verticut and over seeded which will improve the recovery rate of the playing surface. The artificial practice surfaces will be used to allow for turfgrass recovery.

 

MAY COURSE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME

 

Edging Fairways

The maintenance teams will be edging all fairways on the golf course. This will enhance and define the aesthetic appearance of the golf course grass areas.

 

Hollow Coring Greens

As previously advised, please be reminded that the greens will be hollow cored on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May. This is an essential part of golf course maintenance. The hollow coring of the greens is a practice which is scheduled each year to both maintain and enhance the playing quality of the putting surfaces with which we are accustomed at The Indiana. This practice creates the required environment for strong vigorous roots to grow, the very essence of golf course maintenance.

 

Edging Bunkers

The maintenance teams will be 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 ground under repair.

 

Greens Hollow Coring Dates For 2009

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 remaining scheduled dates for ‘Greens Hollow Coring’ during 2009:

May 18th & 19th
November 9th & 10th

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

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