As we move into winter, the grasses on the courses can be easily damaged with recovery being slow. The Club would like to remind all players to ensure carts are not driven close to green surfaces as shown in the image above.
The Club would like to remind all members of the importance to ensure all divots are being filled with sand to ensure the playing surfaces are given the best opportunity to recover. As the image above shows, not all divots are being cared for which is disappointing. The Club encourages members to fill in any divots with sand they see when playing the courses to assist course maintenance.
Pitch marks on green surfaces are evident now we have returned to the fairways. The Club would like to remind all members of the importance to ensure all pitch marks are repaired correctly to ensure green surfaces remain free of scarring. As the image above shows, a number of pitch marks are not being repaired which is disappointing. Divot tools are available to purchase from Golf Operations.
Hole 4 at our Long Island course has a section of Poa growing on the fairway. This section of fairway has been sprayed with chemical to control the growth of the Poa plant and as a consequence, the couch grass section on the fairway has turned yellow. The yellow colour will recover in time however it is noted the grass surface has good coverage.