Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish Dunes

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Seaweed trial

Going to try fertilizing the old fashion way by putting sea weed on a section of tee and leave it there for a month or so and see what happens,also drying some out with our topdressing then mix it all up and use as divot mix.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Before winter

Some pictures of the course before a wet and wild winter. Roll on summer!!!!!!!!!!!!

New year

Busy winter down here changed a few greens some tees and leveled some golf paths .Weather has not helped us with 280mm in Nov 400mm in Dec and 70mm so far in 2012 (great start to the year)

Monday, 18 April 2011

Brew time!

Healthy turf obviously depends on a vigorous root system, therefore it must have the right environment to develop. With being on a Site of Special Scientific interest we always aim to protect and enhance. After allot of research we have started using a activated microbial turf management program. The compost tea we are using is not a form of fertilizer, but is all about extracting the diversity of life contained in healthy soil by "brewing" a site specific compost in aerated solutions of water, nutrients and bio stimulants. The long term aim is to reduce fertilizer inputs/ increase drought and disease residence thus being able to produce healthy sustainable longterm conditions.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Pea soup!

Cant see much at the Dunes today!!

2nd green nearly ready

We took the desicion to slightly re-shape and turf the 1st and 2nd greens - these are nearly ready for play after a good grow in!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Sustainable golf

With being remote we try to source all golf course furniture locally and in fact make most it on our own - we utilise stones from the beach/driftwood/old whiskey barrels or even old fence posts for perching stands for birds. With winning the waste managment award from the STRI in 2010 its something we pride ourselves on that we are very creative in our sensible management of any waste product.