GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT ‘NEWS LETTER’ SEPTEMBER 2007
Dear Member / Property Owner,
Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in July 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 August, 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 September 2007.
AUGUST COURSE MAINTENANCE UPDATE
15th Hole Modifications
The placement of the rocks along the fairway edge has been completed as per the schedule and the lake has now been filled with water. Work has commenced on the cascade feature located to the front right hand side of the lake. A total of 48 newly introduced mature Yucca plants have been planted adjacent to the left hand side of the 15th fairway.
The spraying programs have been completed as per the schedule.
SEPTEMBER COURSE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME
15TH HOLE MODIFICATIONS
The final construction work to the cascade and housing frontage of the lake is scheduled to be completed in September. This program of works is extensive and the golf receptionists will announce daily updates of the works being carried out to golfers at registration. We will of course try to keep any disruption to play to a minimum and ask for you to bear with us during these works.
Bunker Sand Placement
Bunkers that have lost sand over the summer months will be renovated so that bunker consistency is achieved throughout the golf course. Bunkers that are being worked on will be deemed ground under repair.
Solid Tining Greens
The greens are now being solid tined on a ten-day schedule. These 5mm pencil tine holes are only open (noticeable) for the first 2 days thereafter.
During this time, by aiding the flushing of the salts with freshwater hand watering and increasing oxygen uptake to the root system, the negative impact of accumulated salts throughout the summer period within the soil profile is greatly reduced. This program will continue during the growing season. There is hardly any noticeable effect to the playing quality of the greens surface.
During the month of September the maintenance teams will be edging all fairway and green complexes on the golf course. This will enhance and define the aesthetic appearance of the golf course grass areas.
Coring Greens Schedule 2007 Reminder
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 temporarily effect the playing conditions of the greens surface, thus enabling them to plan particular holidays accordingly, please see below further remaining scheduled dates for ‘Greens Hollow Coring’:
Monday 15th October (6mm Tines)
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.
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.
For further information contact: Golf Reception
Telephone: +34 637 861 591