COMMENTS FROM THE GREENKEEPER
2018 GREEN KEEPING
The green maintenance at Tonbridge Bowling Club is done in house. The work is part of the functions of the Ground Committee as outlined on the Management Team page and consists of ten Green Keepers, namely George Mantle, Neil Shilling, Bob King, Tony Worboys, Paul Crabtree, Barry Sale, Paul Giles, Ray Want, Terry Clark and John Guy with Jean Ryan chief gardener all under the chairmanship of John Standing..
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. Currently our green is in a first class condition and is bowling very well.
The Summer Programme
Each month the following maintenance takes place.
The green is mowed at a height of 5mm 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.
John Standing, Grounds Manager SEE LINK TO MEN AT WORK PHOTOS