Advice for the No. 2 golf course in New Zealand from Germany
Cooperative long-distance advice and collaboration with Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand No.22, out of Golf Digest best 100 golf courses in the world, can only be achieved thanks to today's new media.
These media enable us to: Transmit directly photos, SMS and emails or even live streams with discussions on site.
A first visit to the course for one or more days, a thorough exploration of the location on foot, as was done in New Zealand, helps to develop a deep understanding of the location, the greenkeeping team and their specific challenges.
Even if we cannot immediately arrange a visit on site, initial support can of course be provided. It is important to recognize the right elements in order to analyze them and ask questions. In this case, the Head Greenkeeper would take over the work on site, for example monitoring the greens.
The following tools are required for this:
Soil profile spade: In this way, soil profiles can be easily created, professionally presented and analyzed.
Penetrometer: This tool enables targeted detection of soil compaction.
Soil moisture meter: This device can be used to determine punctual moisture levels in the rootzone / soil.
High quality digital camera: This enables continuous documentation, for example the immediate assessment of the floor profiles.