Course News and Maintenance
We will update this page with details of planned and completed work on the course.
Your course liaison persons for 2012 are Ralph Williams and Zac Morris.
The fairways have been cut back to the 16mm height after the growth over the
The greens should be back to their best soon after we fertilised them today with a mixture that will promote growth and colour.
The course has recovered from the immense water thrown at it in May and is now begining
to colour up.
With the warmer weather comes warmer soil conditions and the results can be seen from the
deep green colour on the faiways.
With more bent and fescue growth on the greens because of the warmth our greens will
improve day by day.
The course has been opened but is still very wet.
The fairways have been fertiilised ..... what we need now is some dry warm weather.
Well there's a surprise!
The whole course is under water now and the prospects of a weather let up are grim ............
The next reveiw will be Thursday morning ..........
The persistant heavy rain is now taking its toll on the course.
The course is now unplayable and will remain closed on Monday 30th April and may still be closed on Tuesday
Under water at the moment! but its good for the grass.
It is getting on for 2 weeks since the introduction of the buggy ban with no end in sight to this current wet weather.
We had planned to treat the course for daisies and other weeds this week but the rain and cooler temperatures have forced us to delay this!
This means the application of the new fairway fertilisers that we now have in stock will have to wait for the weeding job to be done.
We have applied new high quality turf to the front edge of the practice bunker but again soil temperature is preventing germination of the seeding in the rest of this area.
The greens are in great health now, but we all know we need warmer soil to even out the pace of growth that will produce the smooth putting surfaces we are all patiently waiting for!
After the work on the greens we are now catching up with the grass cutting.
We have positioned posts near some tees ready for our new ball washers, lets hope the towels stay with them!
Working hard all the days, and with help from the senior members, the green scarifying and sand seeding has been completed a day early.
This means a full days cutting has taken place in readiness for the weekend
The greens are being scarified at the moment to remove the thatch that builds up during the cuttings over the season, nine holes have been done so far and it is expected all the greens except the putting green will be done by the weekend. So be prepared for more sanded greens this coming weekend!
Because of the heavy work load needed for the comlpetion of this task some areas of the course will not be cut this week.
The tees and their surrounds have been cut, and the greens and approaches will also be cut for the weekend.
SO EXPECT TO SEE SOME GRASS ON THE FAIRWAYS!
New ball cleaners have been purchased and will be out on the tees soon.
Please don't pinch the new towels!