Consultant Agronomists Visit Course Report 2022
On Tuesday 18th January 2022 the course directors and course manager received a visit from our consultant agronomist David Stansfield. The brief for his visit was to review the ongoing drainage programme to the fairways and improve playability of the course for all year round.
David has produced a comprehensive report, a copy is attached for your information, but we were pleased to hear that he felt our current five year programme of drainage works which commenced winter 2021 on the 18th. fairway was the most suitable approach to improving the drainage on the course, and a massive investment of circa £500k in a new complete drainage system could not be justified.
He did suggest additional activities we could build into the annual maintenance plan to improve certain areas on the course, for which we are in the process of purchasing additional equipment to implement this into the programme commencing spring 2022.
Generally his view on Bloxwich golf course was that it was in good condition and the problems we are encountering at the moment (ie. heavy worm castings & wet conditions) are found on all courses of a similar nature to Bloxwich, due to the increased rainfall we are experiencing and reduced availability of chemicals on the market.
With the implementation of the additional processes, and improvements to the equipment fleet we are confident that improvements will be seen in the coming years.
Mick Plimmer & Pete Gutteridge - Course Directors.