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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. […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog September 2018

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper I’m sure I will speak for a lot of greenkeepers out there when I say that the summer of 2018 was one of the toughest for managing turf. When it comes to the weather we are never happy but enduring the longest drought in over […]

IGCMA Celebrates 50 Years As An Association

Founded in 1968, as the Irish Association of Golf Club Secretaries, by the then Secretary Manager of Woodbrook G.C., Gerry Bambrick, the IAGCS merged with the Irish Region of CMAE to become the Irish Golf & Club Managers Association in 2010.  On October 4 last,  in Milltown Golf Club, the […]

Drought Management Case Study Now Available

Many thanks to David Behan of Naas Golf Club who has provided the latest GCSAI case study on the issues facing clubs following the prolonged drought period experienced this summer. This put tees and fairways under severe stress which if not managed correctly could cause severe damage resulting in loss […]

EDGA Interview with Gareth McNeily

Gareth McNeily, a golfer from Massereene Golf Club is keen to get more individuals with disability into the sport. The CGI have met with Gareth, together with another Irish player, Brendan Lawlor, who regularly competes in EDGA events and appears in EDGA profiles. We are currently working with both players […]

Lawlor And Order…

Brendan Lawlor’s great form this season in EDGA tournaments has included wins in Portugal and more recently the Czech Republic at the start of July. The young Irishman also came within just two shots of beating Sweden’s Johan Kammerstad in his own back yard in Stockholm at the start of […]