The main focus for me this Autumn are the greens, more so than usual. Last year, as with many of my colleagues, I got caught out with a severe attack of Fusarium. This year I am focussing on early prevention, with a lot more mixed aeration, little and often balanced feeds and tonics, plus a preventative fungicide program. Obviously this comes at an extra cost, both in man hours and materials. However, the greens are where the majority of the resources should be targeted

The high winds of today (35km/h) is nature’s way of pruning and tidying up the last of the leaves. Together with drying the course, following last week’s rainfall. Overall, the low rainfall of this Autumn has allowed us to continue presenting the course to a high standard. We are now starting to see some recovery to the fairways, following the long dry period.