North West Region

MAY 2021 HEADLINE: Sports grass health in the North West continued to improve and are is now fairly normal for the time of year.

MARCH 2021 HEADLINE: After a promising start to the year sports turf vitality in the The North West slipped back in March 2021 and is now below the benchmarks set in previous years.

How do you compare? How does your grass health stack up with the benchmark numbers for your region?

2021 Vitality Tracker

January to April 2021

Check this page out later for monthly updates.

Email: mike-heisig@btconnect.com

Regional data is based on tracking the same areas of golf grass each week over 12 months. The graphs report the highest observation in any one month, maxima and minima are also highest observation i.e. a minimum is the lowest maximum score observed (not the absolute lowest score in the data set). This means that the minimum was in fact the ‘best’ score recorded by one course in that particular month.

The range therefore highlights how variable grass health can be at any point in the year in the region.

As this is still in a pilot phase the sample sizes are small but already highlight some fascinating differences in the health performance of grass across the UK.

Golf courses were chosen because of their location across the region and not because of any other factor.

2020

How does your golf course result compare?

Graph shows the collective mean and individual maxima and minima observed.

Quarter 1 was the wettest February on record and Q2 was a dry spring. Covid-19 lock down effects are also a factor.


2019

One of the wettest autumn/winters in living memory


2018

‘Beast from East’ that made measurement of KDVI very difficult and 2018 was also the year of the drought.

Email me: mike-heisig@btconnect.com

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