Last week head greenkeeper Kris and his assistant Paul made the journey to Oslo, Norway to take part in a two day seminar put on by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO). It was a very well attended seminar with over 80 greenkeepers and researchers representing golf courses from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Sweden, Norway,… Continue reading Winter Stress Conference in Norway
Hello Golfers! As those of you who participated in last weekend´s Cross Country by Peugot 2017 tournament already know, we are into that dreaded time of year when we start to experience frost delays in the morning. These delays are just as frustrating for us in the greens department as it is for you the… Continue reading Frosty mornings
Hello Golfers! So the month of September went by rather quickly, didn´t it? It seems like just a couple of days ago it was mid-August and we were preparing for the club championships. We are well into our program of getting the greens ready for winter. We have been spraying various natural compounds onto the… Continue reading Beginning Winter Preparations and Links Championship Weekend
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!