GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT ‘NEWS LETTER’
Dear Member / Property Owner,
Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in June 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 July, 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 August 2012.
JULY 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. The monthly spray program will be ongoing throughout the summer months.
The programme of hand watering the greens and tees continued as per the schedule.
Hydro Jet Greens
The schedule of Hydro-Jetting the greens has been completed as per the schedule.
AUGUST COURSE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME
The preventative fungicide spraying program of all grass areas will continue in August. 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.
Bermuda grass Encroachment
During the summer months warm season grasses flourish and encroach into the playable surfaces of the golf course. Applications of a non-selective herbicide will be used to treat men’s tees 1, 11 and 17; Ladies tees 1, 4, 5, 16, and 18 and the Championship Tee of holes 4, 6, 17 and 18. The small areas sprayed will turn white and have a dry appearance. The affected areas will be turfed in late September.
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.
Unión Deportiva Almeria “B” Football Training Camp at Desert Springs
Almeria “B” Football Club (second team) has selected the Desert Spring Resort for their pre season training camp, scheduled to take place between Wednesday 1st August to Friday 3rd August. It is a great achievement to secure such a high profile team at the resort and is testament to the quality of both the playing surface of the Resort´s football pitch and its facilities. The football pitch will be closed during this time. The teams training sessions will be open to the public for spectator viewing. Please ask the club house reception for details.
2012 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 2012.
5th and 6th November*
*In Addition the Putting Green, Chipping Green and Driving Range Tee will be closed for hollow coring on Wednesday 7th 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 Anthony Brooks
Golf Operations Manager Golf Course Superintendent
For further information contact: Golf Reception
Tel: +34 637 861 591