In the lead up to The Ryder Cup, the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles used Farmura & Aquatrols products as the back bone of their fertility and soil conditioning program.
The products used in preparation for the Ryder Cup were Farmura Porthcawl (50lts per hectare every 14 days) tank mixed with Farmura Premium K, Potash Plus, and a ‘nip’ of Ferrosol. This mix offered great presentation value on the Poa / Bent greens without producing growth flushes.
Soil moisture management is always a priority given the location of the site. To these ends Aquatrols Revolution is added to the mix for the greens and fore greens therefore enabling the Gleneagles staff to manage the soil moisture in the profile to the best of their ability.
The course has been widely praised by the golfing community for both performance and presentation. “We place great value in building a strong working relationship with the team at Gleneagles. The dedication and hard work of the staff and volunteers is a credit to them and helped to ensure worldwide acclaim,” commented Graham O’Connor, Area Sales Manager for Farmura.
Aquatrols is the world leader in the development of cutting-edge soil surfactants and other speciality technologies used in the professional turf, ornamental, and agricultural industries. Family owned and operated since 1954, Aquatrols has committed itself to changing the way the world grows by developing and supplying innovative solutions for sustainably managing soil, water and plant interactions. For more information on Aquatrols and its products, please visit www.aquatrols.com.
The PGA Centenary Course is a perennial favourite. The course was designed by legendary golfer and course architect, Jack Nicklaus, back in 1993. In 2011 Nicklaus made a number of changes to the course in anticipation of The Ryder Cup coming to Gleneagles, ensuring a spectacular course for years to come. Today the course is one to challenge the best and thrill anyone who plays on it – truly a course for the players.