Monthly Archives: July 2015

Verti-Draining Weekend beginning 3rd July.

Ladies and Gentlemen any of you who have played this year will realise our greens are slower than a snail on beta blockers. The problem for this is years of thatch which have built up under the surface and are stopping good growth and drainage. The main way to deal with this is to get oxygen down to this layer to let the aerobic bacteria decompose the thatch. I know I sound like David Bellamay and may have his build but these are the facts.
To assist in improving the greens they will be Verti-Drained on Friday and left open over the weekend without a top dressing. This will leave the greens like swiss cheese and a little uneven but my advice is to ignore the small holes and aim for the big one!
Yours in golf
Alan R Smith