Update from the Greens Director -27th November 2020
A little update and some photos of what the green keepers have been up to during lockdown2 (if you can seriously call it that) period....
All fairways have been verti-drained to a depth of 9 inches and every green to a depth of 11 inches. The greens were also scarified at the beginning of LD2. These are jobs that in a normal playing year would not be carried out this time of year, however one small plus of the course being closed for a month in November. The benefit is immense.
Steps on 14 and 15 have been rebuilt with the grip cladding going in 15 on Monday.
All winter black tee markers (mow over discs) are in, present and correct.
All new Tee sponsorships signs are now in with correct/new sponsors , 7th, 8th & 13th.
Leaf clearing continues, all ditches have been cleared into the trilo machine. Just the Oaks that are holding on to their leaves as I write.
Irrigation tank works are complete with remedial works around the tanks to be completed in the next week or so.
The scruffy bushes on the right hand of the first fairway are no longer !!
Ropes and course furniture will be placed back on the course for opening next week.
All tees have been re-seeded and looking much better, a few will remain on mats until spring.
New course and Carter cabin signage will be in place for opening.
We have ordered new pins.... its appears a never ending saga getting these right, but hopefully the ones in the photos prove more effective and reduce the dreaded ‘bounce out’.....
Having walked the course today with Stuart there are still some soft areas, however considering the 200mm of precipitation in October and the top ups in November the course Is in remarkably good condition for this time of year. The kinder weather in November has certainly helped!!
Other than that all the winter jobs that I mentioned in my last brief are ongoing, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Wednesday...