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Harleyford Golf Club

Course Update and Digital Pin Positions

Course Update

Well I’m writing this sitting in my office with another 10mm of rain falling on already soaked ground. It has been a tough winter for anyone working outside but we do see light at the end of the tunnel. Now we are coming into March and as we all know it only takes a few days of dry windy weather for Harleyford to be back in a dry enough condition to even get buggies out on the course!

The two main issues we have had this year is worms on the fairways and disease on the greens. The good news  is that coming into some warmer and dryer weather, these issues will be repaired easily with a bit of extra maintenance from the Greens staff. They are both winter and moisture trigger issues, so we hope to soon,  see less worm activity on fairways.

We have now put in place the resource to treat the worms on fairways going forward to minimise any recurring worm issues such as the ones we have occurred over the last few months. Our worm activity would normally be October and November, then the frost would send them low in the ground until March and April until the dryer times in the spring and summer would again send them back down as the ground would be to firm for them to cast.

This year we have had a particularly wet and a not very frosty winter to send them packing. Keep an eye out on twitter to see some rain stats for the 2019/20 winter compared to prior winters. It's staggering the amount of rain and the lack of dry days we have had this year. Obviously with the wet weather it has put us slightly back on some projects we have in progress however we will still aim to complete these tasks before 1st April,  weather permitting of course!


Digital Pin Positions

The digital pin positions on the IG app are now up and working. You can access these positions by loading your IG app and selecting Course Status. This will give you the course status for the day and the current pin positions for the day. 

 

Craig Earnshaw
Course Manager


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