Is your golf course suffering from the rain?
This is how much damage the rain is doing It’s raining, it’s pouring – and our golf courses are suffering. Two experienced greenkeepers outline the challenges they and their colleagues are facing over the coming months It’s only mid-October but the ‘course closed’ signs are already out in force across the country.
How long does it take for a golf course to dry?
Golf courses can dry sufficiently enough to permit play within hours if they are designed to drain well naturally, or if they have proper drainage systems built into them. The biggest problem facing many golf courses is preventing water from pooling, which can slow drainage and delay the resumption of play.
Is it possible to see frost on a golf course?
“You could walk out on a golf course and see there’s no frost. It could be frozen, though, but you can’t see it. “Rain is the same. It will start drying out from the top but it doesn’t mean that a couple of inches under it isn’t still soaking wet.
Is the golf course closed in October?
It’s only mid-October but the ‘course closed’ signs are already out in force across the country. The real concern is this is only the beginning of a bleak and long winter.