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
Hello Golfers! The greens staff has been back at work for a week now, and despite the cold weather has been keeping very busy preparing for the upcoming season. The better part of our first week back was spent clearing snow off of the greens with a snowblower. We did this because with the cold… Continue reading Spring Preparations
Hello Golfers! It has been a good winter at the golf course. We have been monitoring the greens on a regular basis and when necessary we have done some work to help the greens survive the winter. The first work we did was on several Sea Course greens removing ice cover. Between Christmas and New… Continue reading Mid-Winter Update
Hello Golfers! One last update from the greens department before we take a much break for the winter. It has been a long season for us in the greens department. After all of the work we did on our greens in the fall of 2016, we were hoping to get off to a running start… Continue reading Preparing for Winter
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