2021 GREEN KEEPING
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak up to July 2020 just basic weekly maintenance was carried out. Late season resumed normal maintenance.
The green maintenance at Tonbridge Bowling Club is done in house. The work is part of the functions of the Ground Staff as outlined on the Management Team page and consists of four Green Keepers, namely George Mantle, Barry Sale, Terry Clark, Richard Monk, all under the chairmanship of Terry Clark.
Together the team produces two green maintenance programmes, one summer and one winter. Monthly meeting take place to discuss the current programme, the state of the green and any additional action that needs to be taken. This is mainly the effect of the weather, fungicide or moss treatment.
The Summer Programme
Each month the following maintenance takes place.
The green is mowed at a height of 4mm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
A wetting agent is applied once a month.
Liquid fertilizer is applied once a month.
The green is spiked and rolled 4 times a month and scarified on the 5th week.
Liquid fungicides and liquid sulphate of iron is applied as and when needed.
2007- Level green edges and ditch work.
Click here to see more images of the Ditch work in 2019– The volunteer team at work.