East Lothian Juniors v South Carolina Juniors

In October 2018, a group of East Lothian Juniors including Cameron Gallagher and David Rudd from Longniddry, visited South Carolina where they played against a Team from South Carolina Juniors, for the inaugural, and future bi-annual, Watson Cup. Tom Watson himself, 5 times Open Champion, was there to meet and watch the players, and present…

Maintenance Week

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GREEN SPEED

In response to recent comments about the greens being slow, stimpmeter readings were taken this morning at 10.00 after the greens had been cut & rolled. The greens tested are the 10th, 12th & 17th which are deemed average, best and worst (from a technical perspective) and the target range recommended by the STRI is…

SUMMER UPDATE

Great news – the irrigation system is fully operational and was used automatically last night from 11.00 until 04.00 to water greens and approaches. As can be seen in this image, the greens were double-cut this morning and will be double-cut again tomorrow for the Gents Championship Qualifying. Following the application of a feed, coupled…

Men at Work on the 5th

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SPRING UPDATE

At the Greens Committee Meeting on April 3rd, the following was agreed:- 5th hole is coming on nicely but will remain on a temporary green until mid-April to give the turf more time to knit. However, the main green will be brought into use for the Pairs Open on Sunday 9th April and should be available for…

Maintenance Week

As mentioned in the fixture list, greens maintenance is scheduled to be carried out from 26-30th September when the Air2G2 machine will be used again to inject air into the greens to improve aeration. Later in the week, the greens will also be micro-tined and top-dressed, weather permitting. Unlike on previous occasions, the course will…