We were visited today by Alistair Beggs and Richard Windows of the STRI. Working on behalf of the R&A, Alistair and Richard visit 4 times per year walking the course and collecting data assisting us in course preparations for the Open.
Greens are tested with the smoothness, trueness meter pictured. Firmness readings are taken with the clegg hammer and moisture and stimp readings also taken throughout the course.
We are currently using the toro precision sense unit throughout the course for the second time mapping the course for moisture and firmness pictured above. These amazing pieces of kit allow us to accurately adjust cultural practices for optimum performance of the course and gain consistency throughout.
Treatments on the course this season have seen us gain much more consistency on putting surfaces especially with readings within open perameters for general day to day play.