THE GREENKEEPER CALENDAR
I have set out below what our annual programme of work comprises of in a standard year. The team
is kept busy delivering this programme to maintain the course at the highest standard we can
achieve. Though it seems no year is ever standard, especially the last year!
I will be producing quarterly updates on what we have been doing, but please do not hesitate to
make me and my team aware of any course improvements required etc.
Volunteers are always welcome to help with divot repair and general maintenance. Please see the
Course Director (Roger Patrice) or any of the team for more information.
April – June
1 st CUT TO ROUGH
GREENS – TOP DRESSING, GENERAL FEED, VERTI-CUTTING
BUNKERS – TOPPING WITH SAND
TEES – SANDING/SEEDING, WEEDKILLING AND FERTILISING
DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS – 6 TH , 10 TH AND 12TH
NEW TEE ASSESSMENT MARKERS
LANDSCAPING/NEW BENCH – BACK OF 8 TH TEE
ASTROTURF AROUND YARDAGE MARKERS (VOLUNTEERS)
PATH IMPROVEMENTS – GENERAL CLEAN-UP (VOLUNTEERS)
TREE PLANTING (BETWEEN 11 TH /12 TH ) (VOLUNTEERS)
FAIRWAY DIVOTTING (VOLUNTEERS)
OTHER MAJOR ACTIVITIES UNDER DISCUSSION
TREE CUTTING – 4 TH , 5 TH AND 17 th
LANDSCAPING AROUND 8 TH TEE
Please let us know if you can help with volunteer sections
JULY – SEPTEMBER
A lot of our activity is similar to the previous quarter, with an increased focus on watering of the
greens and commencement of specific maintenance to greens and tees, with hollow tining,
scarifying, verti cutting and draining, sanding and seeding undertaken.
OCTOBER – DECEMBER
As we prepare for winter, time is spent lifting leaves and keeping greens and bunkers cleared. A
close eye on our greens is required at this time to check for diseases etc. In addition, our greens and
fairways may be spiked and tree cutting etc. is required.
A key part of our job at this time is the protection of our tees and greens, so you will see temporary
greens being cut and temporary greens/tees used when required.
This is the time when most of our course projects will begin.
GREENKEEPING PLAN (FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021)
WINTER TEES – 4 TH and 7 th – AT FRONT OF YELLOW TEE
NEW FENCING TO 15 TH YELLOW TEE.
16 TH DITCH – CLEAN OUT AND IMPROVE WATER FLOW TO
PREVENT FUTURE BLOCKAGE
7 TH /13 TH GATES – REPAIR ETC. SO, CAN LOCK AND USE
14 TH LADIES TEE – NEW STEPS
5 TH MENS TEE – NEW STEPS
TREE CUTTING, PRUNING AND BRAMBLE REMOVAL
OPEN DITCHES/GREENS DRAINS – CLEAN OUT AS REQUIRED
EXTEND OPEN DITCH ON 6 TH TO PATH ON 15TH
GRIT BOX ON 4 TH BRIDGE