Hello Golfers! The weather over the past couple weeks has been excellent for growing grass. Day time highs have not been terribly hot, and the evenings cool off just enough to allow the grass to recover from the day´s stress. On top of the excellent temperatures we have also been getting decent amounts of rain… Continue reading A Lush, Green Golf Course!
Hello Golfers! It seems as though the most recent stress period is over. This summer has been unusually hot and dry which has made it very difficult to grow grass. The temperature has cooled down just a bit and we have received a little bit of rain over the last little while, so much so… Continue reading Finally Some Cooler Weather
It has been another long stretch of hot, sunny weather with virtually no rain. At this time of the season we would like to be performing all kinds of different cultural practices on the greens to help improve them, such as aerifying, verti-cutting and topdressing. However, due to the high temperatures and no rainfall, these… Continue reading Another Stress Period
Hello Golfers! We´re into another stretch of hot weather with virutally no rain. So once again our irrigation system is working very hard at night to try and keep the grass green. Unfortunately, due to time and pump constraints we are unable to get enough water onto all playing surfaces throughout the evening which results… Continue reading Handwatering in Hot Weather
Hello Golfers! The issue of repairing ball marks / pitch marks on greens is a never ending battle for us greenkeepers. This morning while changing holes I noticed A LOT of unrepaired or poorly repaired ball marks. After I finished changing holes, curiousity got the best of me and I went to the driving range ,… Continue reading The Battle Against Ball Marks on Greens
Hello Golfers! After nearly six weeks of no rain, we have finally received some much needed rain! As a result of this rain, and the fertilizer we have applied to the tees, greens and fairways in the past two weeks the golf course has greened up very nicely. Some more rain would be appreciated into… Continue reading Getting Greener
It has been an increadibly dry six weeks in Estonia. Between the 1st of May and June 15th we have only received a total of 8mm of rain, and most of that rain came just a couple days ago! When the average rainfall for the months of May and June are 35mm and 60mm that… Continue reading Where is the Rain?
Hello golfers! It has been a couple of very busy weeks down here in the greens department. Just six weeks ago we still had snow on the ground, and for the last two weeks it has felt like summer! Over the past couple weeks we have been working hard to get the greens in excellent… Continue reading Summer came early!
Hello golfers! Estonian Golf and Country Club is up and running at 100%. The Sea and Stone courses are both open as well as the practice facilities, workers are putting the final touches on the clubhouse renovations and the restaurant is open to feed you before or after your round of golf! Many golfers have… Continue reading Up and Running!
Hello Golfers! As we begin the season we would like to remind you of some ways that you can protect the golf course and help us get the course in excellent shape as soon as possible. Since the weather is still relatively cool the grass is growing very slowly - therefore, it is very important… Continue reading Spring Reminders