Weather has been favourable allowing the installation all the 90mm and 63mm pipe work (ring main) to be completed ahead of schedule.
Work will now start in the installation of the irrigation heads and pipework on the greens and tees.
Taking advantage of the dry conditions and as the far field can be the wettest field, the contractors will start on the 9th green then work their way back.
Temporary greens will be cut ahead of their work allowing the hole to stay open, but well enough away from where they are working.
Only one green will be closed at any one time and work should only take a day to complete.
Please give way where possible so their work can be carried out in a safe environment.
Information will be posted on the 1st tee and updated daily on the works location.
Work is progressing well in returning the 12th green to a playable condition after the drainage works.
This week a heavy dressing has been applied followed by several rolls to help restore levels.
The favourable growing conditions has helped in the repair process and I foresee the green being back in play very soon.
The green staff carry out many different tasks for the club that are not golf course related. This week we have relined the car park which has smartened up the area and makes parking for our members and guests a little easier.
The Poplar trees along the 6th and 12th are finally dropping the last of their leaves after several months of shedding.
These high maintenance trees have been dropping their leaves since July which has been a major drain on our time and resources during the cutting season.
During the autumn many hours a week are allocated in the sweeping and collecting of leaves to keep the course playable.
This week alone over 30 man hours have been allotted to the task of clearing the course of leaves, this will only increase when the Oak trees start to drop.
Many areas we clear are covered the following day which is frustrating for us and to the annoyance of golfers trying to find their balls.
It can be a difficult time of year to keep the course tidy especially with a large irrigation project on going, but we will do our best to keep the course as leaf free as possible.