Summer update no.10

Unfortunately due to the weather on Monday 13th, we were unable to finish the over-seeding programme to the main greens.  We have however managed to start over-seeding and renovating many of the drought stressed areas around the main greens and bunkers.  Please treat...

Summer update no.9

We hope to complete the 2nd aeration, over-seeding and top-dressing of the remaining 5 greens on Monday 13th August.  We shall endeavour to keep disruption to an absolute minimum but also remind everyone that this work is entirely weather dependent.  Further work will...

Summer update no.8

In an effort speed up the introduction of more bent grass species to the greens at Prestonfield, we have decided to carry out a second aeration, top-dressing and over seeding programme this year.  We hope to start his work from Thursday 26th July.  We will carry these...

Summer update no.7 – use of sprinklers

With the drought conditions continuing throughout Scotland we are carrying on with daily watering of stressed areas of the course with our sprinklers and hoses.  We need to stress once again that if sprinklers or hoses need to be moved and/or turn off to play your...

summer update no.6

With the ongoing drought conditions (the worse since 1976), we are advising members that the green staff are having to raise the height of cut from 13mm to 16mm for the fairways to try and relieve some of the drought stress and avoid losing grass cover particularly to...