Dear Member / Property Owner,
Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s 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 2015.
JANUARY COURSE MAINTENANCE UPDATE
The golf course maintenance teams have completed edging the bunkers on holes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and the Chipping Green practice bunkers.
The program of verti-draining the Indiana Course fairways has been completed on holes 5, 6, 8, 13, 15 and 16.
Solid Tining Greens
Greens 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, were solid tined on Wednesday 21st January. The remaining greens will be solid tined in February.
The raising and levelling of the golf course sprinkler heads will be on going and will take many months to complete.
FEBRUARY COURSE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
The maintenance teams will be edging the remaining bunkers on the Indiana Course. This will continue to enhance and define the aesthetic appearance of the golf course. Any bunker being worked on will be deemed ground under repair.
Bunker Renovation and Turfing
Many of the bunker edges, over time, have lost their definition and need rebuilding with new turf. White half moon metal stakes have been used to identify these areas throughout the golf course. During establishment, these areas will be ropped off and marked as “ground under repair”.
The program of verti-draining the fairways will continue throughout February. This particular aspect of course maintenance is both extremely necessary and time consuming, so we ask you to please bear with us until its completion. Disruption to play, as always will be kept to an absolute minimum.
Solid Tining Greens
The Indiana golf greens will be solid tined twice per month, weather permitting, with 5mm pencil tines. These holes are only open (noticeable) for the first 2 days, increasing oxygen uptake to the root system, which will reduce the negative impact of accumulated salts within the soil profile. There is no noticeable effect to the playing quality of the green’s surface.
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 hollow coring dates for 2015.
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 22nd April, Wednesday 13th May 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 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,