Transport News Article

Recently Hugh King & Co were featured in the Transport News magazine, you can view the article by clicking on the following link. View Article » (Will open PDF in new window)...

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The Course Manager’s Calendar – November

Unlike many courses, Kingsbarns Golf Links shuts down for maintenance for four months of the year. Does this closed-door policy make life easier for the greenkeeping staff? We asked the man in charge of the grass; Innes Knight. There is the assumption that closing the course takes the pressure off during the winter months. Is that really the case? “The pressure is off in that there are no golfers breathing down your neck and you don’t have to worry about the daily course set up. This allows us to take on projects that would not be possible during normal play....

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The Course Manager’s Calendar – October

Since switching to Hugh King’s Washed Dune sand, Ian Kinley, course manager at Royal Porthcawl, has seen significant improvements in playing conditions. The changes have been so impressive at the famed links that he plans to expand his top-dressing programme significantly this winter. What are your plans for October? “For visitors, September and October are as busy as any months in the calendar. As the seasons change, the links become more of an attraction. In terms of top-dressing, the whole season is treated as one, and the amount of top-dressing we apply reflects the amount of growth we have. Frequency...

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The Course Manager’s Calendar – September

It’s been a busy summer at Dundonald Links. After hosting the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open in July and being touted as a possible venue for the men’s event, you’d think course superintendent Frank Clarkson would be putting his feet up in September. Think again! What is the greatest challenge working at Dundonald Links? “Because we’re on the west coast, our main challenge is organic matter and rainfall, especially this year. Saying that, we’re open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I can’t remember the last time we closed through weather.” What are your plans for September?...

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The Course Manager’s Calendar – August

During the last 12 months Neil Sadler has overseen Portlethen Golf Club’s transition from using medium course sand to medium fine sand. If that wasn’t enough, he is preparing for the BIGGA Scottish Golf Championships in August. What prompted you to move to Hugh King’s Washed Dune sand last year? “Particle sizes. We were using a medium-coarse sand before and the coarse particles were very coarse and weren’t brushing into the greens properly. It was like little stones had been left behind which were dulling the mowers which then needed to be taken away for re-sharpening. On two occasions we...

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