Tag: GCSAI Blog

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 […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog July 2018

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper 2018 has seen unusually prolonged periods of extremely dry weather with Met Eireann declaring the country in drought status, in conjunction with Irish water enforcing hosepipe restrictions domestically. The lack of precipitation has been extremely challenging for turf professionals and has thrown […]

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog July 2018

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent Over the next few months, this blog will explain in some way what goes on in Craddockstown Golf Club. Weather patterns throughout the year certainly have a massive impact in what happens on the course. We do have weekly, and monthly plans but the weather […]

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 […]