Course Report – August 2019
The greens continue to perform well throughout the winter months as we continue to establish the nutrition and growth regulator programs to suit the conditions encountered at Terrey Hills.
The main priority moving forward is the health of the greens which includes maximising the root depth and density, managing our mowing and rolling practices to reduce wear, increasing water infiltration and rotating pin positions.
5mm solid tines were run through the greens last week to assist with root depth as we begin to move out of winter.
The nursery green, located at the end of the practice range is establishing well. This green is almost ready to be cut for the first time. This will be at a height similar to the 1st cut of rough initially and will be brought down gradually to greens height. The new nursery will give us high quality bentgrass turf that will aid us in turfing out poor areas on the greens, manage couch encroachment into the greens and provide us with the ability to plug Poa annua from the course greens next winter.
The 19th green is currently in the final stages of a resurfacing project designed to drastically improve the quality of this green. There will be some reshaping taking place over the following weeks to increase pin positions should we need to bring the hole into play. Special care is also being taken with the shape of the green to ensure incoming shots do not roll back off the green into the water.