• Bayer Links

Merit® Turf

Thetford Golf Club: For Paul Gould, Course Manager at Thetford Golf Club in Norfolk, official registration of the treatment cannot come soon enough.
For Paul Gould, Course Manager at Thetford Golf Club in Norfolk, official registration of the treatment cannot come soon enough.

"We have a major problem with secondary predation damage, particularly from badgers foraging for the grubs. The problem has got worse over the last five years, to the extent that this year we have had to have players teeing off the fairways on four of the holes."

Thetford have tried mechanical treatment but with limited success, and trying to keep up with repair of the damage is not only disruptive to play but is also costing a great deal of time and money. "We have had to white-line whole areas, and there are other aspects of the course maintenance that are suffering through the constant need to attend to the chafer problem," comments Paul.

Since June 2003 varying rates of the new treatment have been applied to trial plots on the practice area, with dramatic results as Paul is keen to point out:-

"You can easily see the physical difference between the treated and untreated plots, purely from the colour of the turf. The treated areas are so much healthier, with strong regrowth and no sign of grub reoccurrence."

[ last update: Thursday, August 21, 2008 ]