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.
Friday, 2 September 2016
We've just completed over-seeding of greens to introduce modern cultivars of fine fescue and bent grass into the greens. The fine grasses we're 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 over-seeding was followed by rolling to help restore surface levels and then top dressing. We'll top dress again as soon as the current dressing has been integrated into the sward.