Tag: GCSAI

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog May 2019

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent Augusta syndrome normally kicks in around April when some golfers want their course conditions to be like TV golf. But unfortunately, there are many golf clubs in this country who don’t have the resources to match these expectations. Most greenkeepers would love to be able […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]