Course update 

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. 

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Showery and windy week in Portrush!

In spite of the some fairly dreich weather for September our Greens team are still making good progress on the course. We have been busy hollow tining, topdressing and seeding tees, working on Dunluce in the morning and the Valley in the afternoon.

Rough management work has begun on the Valley which is a month earlier than last year. We are hoping to complete the Valley this month before work commences on Dunluce in October. 

Dunluce greens 2, 3 & 10 have been over-seeded with fescue, fingers crossed for some dry weather next week to complete all greens. Surfaces shouldn’t be affected as 2, 3 & 10 still roll well.

Other small presentation jobs have been done such as changing hole cup inserts 


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Lee Shaw brushing in some sand and seed on Dunluce 3rd.