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Mark Chaplin

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Dumbarnie Links closure
« on: May 06, 2022, 11:10:28 AM »
Dumbarnie links have announced the closure of the course for the remainder of the month of May for the greens to recover after poor growth due to cool weather and lack of rainfall.

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Brian_Ewen

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Re: Dumbarnie Links closure
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 01:16:49 PM »
What's the real reason?

Tom_Doak

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Re: Dumbarnie Links closure
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2022, 12:09:04 AM »
What's the real reason?


Itís tough to grow in new courses in the UK.  And if you make any mistakes in the fall, you canít grow your way out of it until the middle of the next summer.

Brian_Ewen

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Re: Dumbarnie Links closure
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2022, 01:54:31 AM »
What's the real reason?


Itís tough to grow in new courses in the UK.  And if you make any mistakes in the fall, you canít grow your way out of it until the middle of the next summer.


Thank you.


Thomas Dai

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Re: Dumbarnie Links closure
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2022, 05:18:20 AM »
No comment on Dumbarnie specifically but itís not been a generally great start to the grass growing year in the U.K. Mostly cold northerly winds, low rainfall etc.
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« Last Edit: May 07, 2022, 05:19:52 AM by Thomas Dai »

James Boon

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Re: Dumbarnie Links closure
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2022, 06:10:03 AM »
Yes, not good grass growing weather this spring so far. At Hollinwell we would usually be well underway with our summer fairway cutting practice by now, but are keeping the fairways longer and not cutting so often as a precautionary measure. We did similar back in 2018 when we had a really dry summer and it meant the fairways recovered pretty quickly afterwards, thankfully!


A friend was watching the British Masters from the Belfry yesterday and reported that the pros are placing on the fairways. It cant have been because they were getting plugged lies or mud on the ball as its so dry, so I assume it was down to the extent of grass cover on the fairways, impacted by the cold and dry weather?


Cheers,


James
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