GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Member / Property Owner,
Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in December 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 January, 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 February 2013.
JANUARY COURSE MAINTENANCE UPDATE
Hole 15 Modification and Temporary Green Notice.
The bunker sand has been placed in the new green side bunkers and the new approach has been mown.
The maintenance teams have completed the edging programme within the bunkers of the golf course.
Desert Hard Pan Rolling
The rolling of the desert hard pan areas has commenced. This work will continue into February.
Solid Tining Greens
The greens have been solid tined as per the golf course maintenance schedule.
FEBRUARY COURSE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME
Renovation of Golf Academy Bunker
As in previous years, the small pot bunker will be completely renovated. When practicing bunker shots, sand is continuously deposited outside of the bunker onto the green surround, creating an area where grass cannot thrive. This area will be turfed and made good.
Desert Hardpan Rolling
Areas of the golf course desert hardpan will be rolled. This will help suppress weed growth and improve the playability of the desert hardpan throughout the course.
Hole 15th Opening
The new green and green surround complex is now open for play. During the next few weeks, the new green will be monitored daily to assess how it is responding to general play. If it is found that traffic is causing damage to the green which might cause long term damage, the temporary green will be reintroduced to aide the required recovery of the new green extension.
2013 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 new hollow coring dates for 2013.
Monday 22nd April
Monday 20th May.
Monday 4th November
In Addition the Putting Green, Chipping Green and Driving Range Tee and Greens will be closed for hollow coring on first Wednesday respectively until 3pm.
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