GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT’S
Dear Member / Property Owner,
Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s 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 2014.
AUGUST COURSE MAINTENANCE UPDATE
The preventative application of fungicides to help safeguard and protect the course against strong summer turf grass diseases has been completed as per the schedule.
Golf Course Landscaping Improvements
The new palm trees were planted, on the 1st August, running up the right hand side fo the 18th hole with the aim of preventing an errant hit golf shot ending up out of bounds entering properties. Disruption to golf was kept to an absolute minimum.
SEPTEMBER COURSE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME
The preventative fungicide spraying program of all grass areas will continue on an as-needed basis. This safeguard helps protect the course against strong summer turf grass diseases. Signs will be placed on Tee 1 and Tee 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.
Annual Golf Course Verti-Cutting, over seeding and Sand Topdressing Program
The maintenance program of verti-cutting, over seeding and sand topdressing will commence on Tuesday 9th September, on all rye grass areas of the golf course to improve the turf quality and density after the summer months. During this time a local rule of “preferred lies” will be introduced. The reception staff will be updated with the golf course conditions on a daily basis. The program will take 2 weeks to complete.
Bermuda Grass Encroachment
During the summer months warm season grasses flourish and encroach into the playing surfaces of the golf course. A non-selective herbicide will be used to treat Men’s tees 1. The small area sprayed will turn white and have a dry appearance. The affected area will be over seeded once the Bermuda grass has been controlled.
2014 and 2015 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 green’s surface, thus enabling them to plan particular holidays accordingly, please see below the remaining hollow coring date for 2014 and the new hollow coring dates for 2015.
Monday 10th November, 2014
Monday 20th April, 2015
Monday 11th May, 2015
Monday 9th November, 2015
In Addition the Putting Green, Chipping Green and Driving Range Facility will be closed for hollow coring on Wednesday 12th November until 3pm, Wednesday 22nd April 2015, Wednesday 13th May 2015 and Wednesday 11th November 2015.
You will be able to keep up to date with the full tournament and social calendar, format and any additions, information of how to enter, and much, much more by visiting either our official website www.almanzora.com or by contacting the golf reception at Desert Springs.
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,
Neil Evans Anthony Brooks
Golf Operations Manager Golf Course Superintendent