Greenkeeper’s Blog

The weather seems to take up more of people’s time in Cornwall than anything else, the stats below make interesting reading. Tom Collings our head greenkeeper started writing his blog in 2012, showcasing all the work that he and his team have done on the golf course.

The golf course is a living beast, constantly changing, growing and hopefully improving. In the eight years under the current ownership, there have been huge improvements in the design and presentation of the course but also in the playability. The changes in design have been led by course architect Tim Lobb.

Drainage has been a big focus alongside the clearing of a lot of the undergrowth to enable better air circulation around the greens, this, in turn, has led to massively improved playing surfaces.

Below is a record of monthly rainfall given in mm:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2012 82.5 36.5 25 145 36.5 137.5 110.5 120 79 141 194 224 1331.5
2013 97 52.5 106 27.5 77.5 32.5 17.5 104.5 96.5 181 124.5 151 1068
2014 191 168.5 76 85 70.5 56 26.5 85.5 8 110 147.5 73.5 1098
2015 144 76 46.5 28.5 73 46.5 90.5 134.5 56.5 57.5 127 120 1000.5
2016 150 112.5 78 70.5 38 85 26.5 56.5 81.5 49.5 123.5 37.5 909
2017 100.5 61.5 82.5 19 35.5 88 83.5 56.5 125 45.5 96.5 129 923
2018 133 64 129 74.5 38.5 3.5 19.5 60.5 53 54 127 146 902.5
2019 79.75 53.5 81 47.5 9.25 100 42.5 79.5 102.5 147.5 158 144.5 1045.5
2020 84 155.5 95 40 11.5