Tag: GCSAI

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]