Tag: Birr

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog May 2019

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper As May ends our weather has returned to some cooler days and nights. It has been a very similar May to last year with only 4mm in total rainfall recorded on the golf course. This has allowed us to test out the partly refurbished irrigation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog July 2018

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper It’s been almost five months since I took over as Course Superintendent, moving from Charleville in Co. Cork to Birr in Co. Offaly. I’ve been attempting to write a blog for the past five years so with this new beginning I think it’s a perfect […]