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Harvesting Season

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This past week has proven to be quite a busy one for the greenkeeping team…. Read on

August 29, 2014

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The Fairy Ring

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For those of you that have ever wondered what those darker green, circular and wavy… Read on

August 25, 2014

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Environmental management

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James Hutchinson recently joined the Links as our first dedicated Environmental Officer. James will work… Read on

August 20, 2014

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Wildlife on the Links

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While playing at St Andrews Links you should keep your eyes open for the local… Read on

July 29, 2014

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Bumble Bees & Wild Flowers

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Bumble bee numbers have declined by 70% over the past 40 years driven mainly by… Read on

June 27, 2014

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Old Course Starter Q&A

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Last month we invited you to put your Twitter questions to our Old Course Starter. How… Read on

June 16, 2014

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Verticutting the Old Course

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Aggressive growth of the grass sward on the Old Course putting surfaces is not unusual… Read on

May 26, 2014

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Director of Greenkeeping Q&A

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Last month we invited you to put your questions to our Director of Greenkeeping, Gordon… Read on

May 15, 2014

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April’s Greenkeeping operations

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Catch up on some of the greenkeeping operations that took place across the Links in… Read on

April 30, 2014

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Caddie Manager Q&A

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Last week we invited your questions on Twitter to put to our Caddie Manager, Robert Thorpe…. Read on

April 1, 2014

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Grass growth

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The weather may have improved recently with some sunny and warmer days but it’s worth… Read on

March 18, 2014

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Winter work on The Castle

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Over the winter months we have been working on our programme of on-going course alterations… Read on

February 24, 2014

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Plugging away on the Old Course

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Just prior to Christmas, the St Andrews Links greenkeeping team were busy replacing divots on… Read on

January 9, 2014

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Autumn renovations

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We’ve had a busy last few weeks on the Old Course with autumn renovation works… Read on

November 1, 2013

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The hole truth

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The golf hole is somewhere that every golfer on a course goes and this is… Read on

October 3, 2013

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The caddies of the Dunhill

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As the dust settles on another championship at St Andrews Caddie Manager Robert Thorpe reflects… Read on

September 30, 2013

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Gearing up for the Dunhill

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So another tournament is on the way; this time of year sees the return of… Read on

September 20, 2013

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Guide to rolling greens

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An increasing trend in maintaining greens over the past 10 years has been greens rolling…. Read on

September 4, 2013

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Astroturf Faced Bunkers

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In July 2011 we worked with a company called Envirosports Ltd to rebuild the bunker… Read on

August 15, 2013

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WBO preparations underway

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Next week the Old Course plays host to the 37th Ricoh Women’s British Open. Preparations… Read on

July 26, 2013

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The art of irrigation

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It’s been great to experience the recent dry spell. Only 9mm of rain has fallen… Read on

June 28, 2013

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Taking the rough with the smooth

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It’s normal that in June the rough is at its thickest. The warmer weather encourages… Read on

June 17, 2013

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Rygrass control in Links turf

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A fine example of beautiful links turf is the 16th green on the Jubilee. It… Read on

June 10, 2013

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Tournament preparation

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It looks like a busy couple of weeks ahead for the dedicated Links greenkeeping teams!… Read on

May 31, 2013

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Spraying operations

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Spring has finally sprung and our turf is under attack from invading weeds like daisies,… Read on

May 17, 2013

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Spring maintenance on the Links

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It’s getting to that time of year again when we begin to increase the work we… Read on

May 6, 2013

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Lack of Growth

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As we head into the high season, one of the issues that we have to… Read on

April 15, 2013

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Links greenkeeper fulfills lifetime’s ambition at Masters

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Slightly different working week for me this week, as I write this blog I’m working… Read on

April 12, 2013

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Organic Matter Sampling

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Everyone knows that the greens at St Andrews are great at this time of the… Read on

April 2, 2013

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What to do about bunkers?

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After a busy winter, with a lot of the bunkers getting their faces rebuilt and… Read on

March 27, 2013

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A wintry week in St Andrews

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This has not been the best of weeks to prepare the golf courses. With the… Read on

March 19, 2013

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Paul McGinley pays us a visit

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We were delighted to welcome 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley to The Home… Read on

February 21, 2013

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Great March offer on The Castle Course

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Play the award winning Castle Course at the Home of Golf for only £59 including… Read on

February 12, 2013

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A new year begins on The Old Course!

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Another year has passed and latterly we were busy with quite a lot of work… Read on

February 8, 2013

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Autumn aeration of greens commences

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On Sunday work was started on the aeration of our greens as part of our… Read on

November 8, 2012

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