Ealing

Ealing

In 2006 Ealing Golf Club’s greens were in an awful state. They were slow, bubbly and very wet. Poor grass coverage was also an issue. Membership was down and golf societies were leaving in droves.

Even though they were old and dominated with meadow grass (Poa Annua), Greg Evans could see that there was potential in these greens if maintained in the correct manner. An intensive aeration and sand programme was implemented but the main focus was on the cutting height. Knowing its potential, Greg implemented a very tight cutting height regime, the now ‘infamous’ 2mm! This was previously thought unsustainable in this country, but with the right advice and a solid maintenance programme, the greens now are amazing. The membership trend has been reversed with a 10% increase forecast this year and visitor numbers are going through the roof!

The 2mm regime proved so successful that it triggered a national debate at the BTME!

Judge the greens for yourself from these pictures, or visit Ealing Golf Club.