GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Member / Property Owner,
Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in April 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 May, 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 June 2011.
MAY COURSE MAINTENANCE UPDATE
Hollow Coring Greens
The greens have been hollow cored as per the schedule.
Hard Pan Grading & Rolling
Additional grading and rolling of the desert hard pan on the Indiana golf course has been completed on hole 6.
Irrigation Changes to Green Surround 15
To improve the uniformity of the irrigation coverage, additional sprinkler heads have been placed along the edge of the green surround.
Golf Course Landscaping Improvements
The improvement works to the golf course landscaping areas has continued with the clearing of plant material in Powder Creek by the 15th green and La Fuente de Polvo by the 6th green.
JUNE COURSE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME
The preventative fungicide spraying program of all grass areas will commence in June. This safeguard helps protect the course against strong summer turf grass diseases. Signs will be placed on fairway 1, green surround 1 and fairway 9 to remind all players that spraying is in progress. The reception staff will also advise players before play when spraying is in progress. Please remember to wash your hands after play.
Landscaping work on 15th Hole
To further improve the lake feature on hole 15, which was introduced in July 2007, additional landscaping works will be carried out with the introduction of washingtonia palm trees. We will of course try to keep any disruption to play to a minimum and ask for you to bear with us during the hole enhancement works.
Throughout the summer months hand watering of the greens and tees will take place. Please be advised that this is an essential part of summer maintenance. Hand watering cannot be stopped during play for this reason.
Hydro Jet Greens
The greens will be aerified with the “Hydro Jet” machine. This system of aeration creates small pin sized air holes in the green by the use of high pressure water, reducing soil compaction and improving water and air movement throughout the soil profile. There will be no adverse effect to the quality of the green playing surface during this time.
2011 Greens Hollow Coring Dates
In the knowledge that all property owners and members need to have as much notice as possible concerning 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 coring date for 2011.
7th & 8th November
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|
José Ignacio Olea
For further information contact: Golf Reception
Telephone: +34 637 861 591