Hello Golfers! Last week we had a visit from our agronomist Ian Macmillan. He comes over for a site visit usually once every month and a half to visually inspect the course and help us come up with a game plan on how to proceed. During this visit Ian brought along our plant nutritionist, Stephen… Continue reading Visit From our Agronomist
Hello Golfers! The last couple of weeks have been quite wet here at EGCC. In early August we received the average monthly rainfall in about 72hrs, and after that we have had a couple more significant storms come through as well. In fact, as I write this it is raining outside! While there are certainly… Continue reading A Wet Week
Hello Golfers! It has been a couple very busy weeks for us down here in the greens department. In addition to all of our normal cutting and course care, we spent quite a bit of extra time polishing the course for the club championships which occured on August 12-13. The majority of this preparation consisted… Continue reading Club Championship and Green Speed
Hello Golfers! It has been a long time coming, but it seems as if summer has finally come to Estonia! It was an incredibly long and cold spring, and even most of June was relatively cool. But over the last couple of weeks the weather has been quite warm and sunny. This warm, sunny weather… Continue reading Summer!
Hello Golfers! It has been a long time since our last blog update which can only mean one thing: the weather has been quite nice, and we´ve been too busy to update the blog! As some of you may recall, last fall we flushed the greens but it was much more time consuming and caused… Continue reading Mid-Season Greens Flushing
Hello Golfers! Just yesterday we had our club President´s Cup tournament which was a great success. Despite strong winds, the weather was quite lovely. And most importantly for us greenkeepers we got some excellent feedback with regards to the course. Players seemed to be happy with all the cutting we have been doing making the… Continue reading Head Jaanipäeva!
Hello Golfers! This week the US Open is being played at Erin Hills in the state of Wisconsin. For greenkeepers we are not only excited about seeing golfers play a world class golf course, we are also closely watching how the golf course performs. We look at bunkers, fairways, approaches, tees and most importantly how… Continue reading US Open Week!
Hello Golfers! It´s been quite busy down here in the maintenance area since our last update. The weather has remained quite favourable and we have even gotten a little bit of rain. Since verticutting and topdressing last week the greens have smoothed out a little bit and should be putting better then they were a… Continue reading Making Progress
Hello Golfers! The weather has finally started to co-operate with us and we haven´t seen any temperatures below freezing for over two weeks. Daytime highs have been in the high-teens to low twenties, and evening lows have been around 8C. Also, on May 31st we saw the first significant amount of precipitation we had seen… Continue reading Sunshine and Rain
Hello Golfers! After waiting and waiting for warm weather to come to Estonian Golf and Country Club, it has finally arrived! Ten days ago the day time highs we were still in the low single digits, but over the past few days we the temperature has increased dramatically. And most importantly the evening temperatures have… Continue reading Spring!