GCSAI News

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper We are almost at the end of March now and its fair to say we have had a real return to traditional spring weather, with frequent wet days and strong winds. For most of the country, February was a great month with very little rainfall […]

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent The months of January and February were certainly very dry in Craddockstown Golf Club. Soil Temperatures were way up, meaning all sections of the golf course were been cut more often than previous winters.  Greens were been cut 3 times a week and Tee boxes […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The months of February and March have remained mild and mixed throughout the period. It really has been an amazing winter from a frost perspective, as there has been little to none at all. To date, we have only had 4 full […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The months of December and January have remained relatively mild from a weather standpoint. Throughout this period, we have had only four frost events with daylong course closures being apparent on only 2 days. The Christmas week was challenging from a turfgrass […]

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent While December and January are classed as winter months, air and soil temperatures felt more like good spring weather. With air temperatures of 14 degrees and soil temperatures of 10 degrees, the grass on all areas of the golf course was certainly growing in December […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper At the start of December, I wasn’t as optimistic about the condition of greens going through the rest of the winter as I am now. The reason for this was that despite plant protection measures been in place a lot of our greens had been […]

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent Autumn time in Craddockstown  Golf Club was certainly a very busy. Thankfully the weather was ideal.  Soil temperatures were up which meant some growth and recovery on weak areas after the drought of last summer.  We got very little frost, which was a great plus […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper A lot of the early part of October was spent keeping on top of mowing as temperatures remained in the mid-teens with very little frost. In between mowing days, we were busy cleaning up after Alec Spain tree Care, who came in and did two […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The weather has been extremely different through the month of November with significant rainfall falling on the links. As it stands, we have received 134 mm of precipitation this month alone. This equates to more than the total rainfall for the months […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog September 2018

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper As part of our agronomic program and in conjunction with the STRI program, a species conversion program was adapted by the club in 2008. Over this period, a switch from mainly poa annua/ bentgrass to fescue/bentgrass has been achieved in many areas. […]