Heights of cut were reduced from 6mm to 5.5mm 2 weeks ago and stimp readings are currently 9′. As Met office are forecasting day time temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius for next week we may hold off reducing heights further until the end of the week but green speeds of 9′ 6″ can be achieved with a little rolling.
Some of the smaller tees were seeded with bar Olympic which is a very fine leafed rye which can be mown at tees height. This will be a little hardier for next winter and playing surfaces should retain some density in spite of wear.
We have recently upgraded our Toro irrigation operating system from Sitepro to Lynx.
This is a definite upgrade and appears to be far more user friendly. While changing the holes for the saturday competition yesterday I was able to water all of the new greens, tees and walkways from my mobile phone on the way round.
A big thank you to Adrian Mortram RHA and MJ Abbott for installation.