Course Update

A very cold and snowy week on the course, but the arctic weather did not hamper progress and completion of the 7th path extension. 

This week we finished the bottom section of the path which connects to the men's tees, this now enables players to enter and exit the teeing ground without walking through the muddy area that exists in the winter.
Taking advantage of the frozen ground we managed to carry out this work with minimal mess, so it was paramount this work was completed before the snow thawed, when the wet ground conditions would make it impossible for the movement of machinery.
The surface material we are using is recycled road plannings that when compacted will not wash away down the hill like other finer materials have done in the past.
Preparation work has started on the 16th bunker ready for the revetting works that will commence on Wednesday 7th March.
Prep work has involved creating a ledge that will be the foundation in which the synthetic turf will sit on.
This bunker is now closed and should be classified as G.U.R whilst the works are being carried out. Please use the drop zone provided should your ball land in the bunker.
The work to the 16th bunker concludes this year's winter programme that has resulted in many projects benefitting the course.
Recap of completed works:
                  • Drainage installed to 12th green
                  • Drainage installed to wet areas on 5th hole
                  • Clearance projects on 6th, 15th, 17th holes.
                  • New paths constructed on 7th and 12th holes.
                  • Paths edged and topped up with fresh material.
                  • 1st Medal, ladies and 3rd tees levelled. 
                  • Tee markers painted.
                  • Revetting of the 16th greenside bunker. (completed next week)

Our intensions will now turn to planning our maintenance programmes for the spring and forthcoming golfing season, starting with the greens renovation week. Weather permitting this work will commence on March 19th for the duration of one week, but disruption to the surfaces may occur for about 10 days. This work however disruptive is vital to help the greens recover from winter play and encourage good strong growth for the duration of the summer.
A more detailed report of the works will be posted in a future blog.
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Monday, 10 December 2018