South West Region

AUGUST 2021 HEADLINE: The last 3 months in the South West have seen records breaking levels of sports turf health in the region (since 2018 when records began), with one site hitting an impressive 99%.

MAY 2021 HEADLINE: Sports grass health in the South West rose in April 2021. The region reported a number sites with impressive vitality scores over 90%.

APRIL 2021 HEADLINE: Having started the year very positively, grass health the South West appears to have stalled in March.

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

2020 Vitality Tracker

January to July 2021

Check this page out later for monthly updates.


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.


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.


One of the wettest autumn/winters in living memory


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

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