Head Greenkeeper Blog

Tim's November Update

This month we have welcomed James Brown to the team, joining us from Piltdown golf course. He has settled in very well to the team and has already made a difference to our work load. If you see James out on the course please say hello and welcome him to Lewes Golf Club. Thank you to everyone involved in getting us an extra Greenkeeper.

Over the last few weeks we have been demoing a couple of greens irons or a roller in real terms. If you have been playing lately I think you will have seen a difference already.

The benefits of rolling are speed, trueness, helping the fight against disease and reducing thatch levels.

We will be demoing 5 greens irons in total, taking speed readings before and after cutting/rolling. This will give myself and the Club a better idea of what each roller brings. They do come at a cost but hopefully with gathering all this information we can make a very informed decision in the future.

Thank you for being patient with the rough cut and collecting. This will continue over the next few weeks and hopefully the weather is in our favour to complete the job.

The last couple of bits to update you on, the practice bunker has been filled in, with the idea to reshape a new bunker next year hopefully. Gorse and bush clearing will start soon on areas such as the 2nd, 5th, 13th/14th.

Thanks to the team again for their hard work.

See all you soon.

Tim Brewster

Head Greenkeeper