The greens are presently in good condition and by in large have coped very well with all the rainfall we have had over the last few months . We have solid tined and hand cut them in the last few days . This helps to keep the surface of the green dry and lets more air in to the soil profile .
The large tee at the 1st is to be lifted , levelled and returfed .This work is essential as over the years the levels on the tee had deteriorated to such an extent the parts of the tee had become unusable . Work is now underway the turf has been undercut and will be removed from the tee this week (25/1/16) . The tee will then have soil added to sort the levels and finally the tee will be returfed . The tee will be complete by mid February and then will require a time to allow the turf to root and knit together . The tee will be back in play for the first medal in April .
All the scrub on the left hand side of the putting green has been removed . We have added soil back upto the level of the existing green . Grass seed will be sown on it in the coming weeks . However to allow the grass seed time to germinate and the surface to mature this area will continue to be G.U.R for most if not all of the coming season . The original part of the green will be in play as normal .
Many heavily trafficked areas around the course have had the worn bare turf removed and replaced with new astroturf . These areas are at the 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th ,14th and 17th holes . The one path still to be to completed is beside the 1st tee . As we will have to drive over this area to gain access while rebuilding the 1st tee we will delay finishing this path until the 1st tee is complete .
Plantation on the 9th
We have started to prune up many trees in the plantation to the right of the 9th green . This is work will continue over the coming weeks until the plantation is completed .
These areas are to be treated as ground under repair and are to be used for putting only.
Could I ask that all golfers please repair their pitch marks . We are fixing dozens every morning by which time lasting damage to the putting surface has already occurred . Thank you
New Email address
A new email account has been set up so the members can have direct access to the head greenkeeper . I have replaced the old email account as the old account had become unreliable for sending and receiving mail . I would invite all members to use this service if you have any questions regarding the course . Could I ask that any member wishing to ask questions please leave their name and membership number.
The email address is :