Birtley (Portobello) Golf Club

Founded 1922

Course Maintenance 2017/2018

October


Scarifying, dressing and fertilising greens
De-commission irrigation system
Keeping greens and bunkers clear of leaves
Watching out for signs of disease on greens
Cutting and widening fairways
Cutting tees and greens

November


Tree maintenance
Spiking greens and tees
Leaf clearing
Cutting tees and greens
Investigate drain line on 5th green

December


Winter feed on greens to strengthen grass and protect from disease
Spiking greens and tees
Hedge maintenance in regions of 9th tee, 4th tee, 5th ladies tee and 7th ladies tee

January


Servicing machines
Hedge maintenance (continued)
Winter projects
Spiking greens and tees

February


Servicing machines, filters and oil
Cutting tees and surrounds by hand
Spraying around trees etc.

March


Prepare summer tees
Prepare bunkers for season
Widening fairways (weather permitting)

April


Hollow tining and dressing greens
Scarifying greens as necessary
Increase in cutting of greens, fairways, tees and semi-rough
Tees machine re-grind and bearings check
Rough cutter sharpening blades

May


Re-install irrigation system
Feed greens
Continue cutting of greens, tees, fairways and semi rough

June


Continue cutting of greens, tees, fairways and semi rough
Spray tees and fairways for weeds as necessary

July


Fertilise greens
Watering of greens with wetting agents as required
Spraying weeds
Continue cutting of greens, tees, fairways and semi rough

August


Continue cutting of greens, tees, fairways and semi rough
Watering of greens with wetting agents as required

September


Hollow tining and dressing greens
Scarifying greens as necessary
Prepare winter tees
Continue cutting as necessary