The greens are being cut daily at a height of 4 mm . With the exception of a couple of patchy bits of growth on the 3rd and 5th the greens are presently in fairly good condition and have a good true putting surface on them . In the last month the greens have been top dressed , verti-cut regularly , had fertiliser and many other liquid treatments applied .
The tees are being cut regularly at a height of 10 mm . The tees have now in the most part recovered from the awful condition they were in earlier this month . This was caused by having no water supply during the drought conditions . Unfortunately an unpaid bill by the previous committee led to the water supplier shutting off our water at some point last year . This only came to light when I started using the irrigation system and noticed the tank wasn’t filling up properly . Luckily they had failed to shut the water supply off properly which allowed me to put a very limited amount of water on the greens every 2 days . Unfortunately this also meant the tees getting absolutely nothing for well over a week . The 4th tee is recovering well from the stress the drought placed upon it and is responding well to the many treatments being applied to it .
Many of the bunkers requiring sand will be getting a fresh top of over the next few weeks .
You may have noticed the holes dug up in the rough either side of the 5th fairway in the last week . This was essential repair work to the irrigation water main .
The sundial has been removed from the right of the 3rd fairway opposite the clubhouse . It shall be moved to its new site beneath the staircase at the clubhouse shortly. As I had stated in previous greens reports I intend to create an R.M.G.C floral display at the old sundial site . Due to time constraints unfortunately this will not be possible until next year , however shortly we will still put all the mounds of soil in place and grass seed them in preparation for the floral display at the beginning of next season .
Golf Course Etiquette
Sadly my appeal for golfers to stop dropping litter seems to have fallen on deaf ears . Could I again appeal to ALL GOLFERS to please refrain from dropping litter all over the course . I intend to move the litter bins from where they currently sit beside the medal boards to a location on each tee where they will be more accessible to the majority of golfers on a daily basis.
An email account has been set up so the members can have direct access to the head greenkeeper . 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 so I know who it is I’m talking to . The email address is :