A blog about golf course and heathland management at Aldeburgh Golf Club and the wildlife found there. Aldeburgh GC is a top 100 championship course managed using traditional low input greenkeeping methods. It is situated on the Suffolk coast within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
We've just finished overseeding the greens with our new machine, which places the seed in shallow slits at the optimum depth for good germination. The fine fescue grasses we are introducing will help us develop a denser more fine leaved sward. Modern grass cultivars bred for use in golf greens perform much better than the varieties that were used many years ago when our greens were constructed. This is not a quick fix but a long term strategy for developing smoother truer and more robust putting greens.
The overseeding was followed by rolling to help restore surface levels and then top dressing.