A great effort was made last week to solid tine, sand and seed all Dunluce greens and practice greens.
This was a brilliant effort by the team as work was done throughout the week avoiding visiting players and putting surfaces were true again by the time visitors approached. 300kg of fescue seed was worked into the surface so the mild spell of weather at the moment is very welcome.
Some 115 tees were hollow tined, sanded and seeded and localised areas of fairways were also seeded.
All paths on Dunluce have been slit tined
Retaining walls by the irrigation storage tank are now complete with only some finishing work remaining. The pipes have been left on the surface of both retaining walls to allow for installation of the railings to finish the job.
As the daylight hours are reducing the turf growth begins to slow and recovery of turf wear slows down also. To reduce excessive wear to localised areas we plan to rope off grass paths and other localised areas in early October, adding more ropes towards the end of the month. This is a really important job and the benefits will be seen through next season.