Bunker renovations plan 2019
Monday 30th start bunker renovations.
3rd hole, all 3 bunkers are to be re shaped, drained and lined with turf. The temp green will be moved closer to the existing bunkers and constructed from sand to aid drainage. This will be turfed with new turf from our turf nursery. The work should take up to 2 weeks to complete, they will be left then with no sand until the spring.
14th hole, the ground between the path on the left side of the green and the green will be re graded to leave a slight slope from path to green. The 3 bunkers will be taken away and 2 bigger and deeper bunkers put in their place, these will be drained and turf lined. The spoil from this work will be used to reduce the slope off the back right and the back of the green. There will be a new temp green made on the other side of the path that again will be constructed from sand with drainage installed to help keep the area drier in the winter. The turf that is needed for the job will be coming from our turf nursery. This work should be completed in 3 weeks.
15th hole we are going to re construct the 2 existing bunkers and add one more to the back left of the green. These will be dug, drained and turf lined.
The turf for the job will be coming from our turf nursery. This work will be completed in the 2 weeks.
The 2 bunkers on the 12th will be reduced into the ground and re shaped. A new greenside bunker will be constructed at the start of the mound to the left of the green near where the old bunker used to be. All will be drained and turf lined again. This work will be completed within 3 weeks.
17th hole we are going to re construct and re shape the greenside bunkers, they will also be reduced into the ground to make them much deeper. There will be a small mound created around the back of the green to help with the tree roots coming out of the ground. The 2 bunkers short of the green will be merged into 1 and re shaped as well. All bunkers will be drained and turf lined. This work will be completed within 2 weeks.
Tee renovations plan 2019
Monday 23rd, I am going to be extending the tee on the 10th hole.
It has been agreed that the 2 tees on the 10th are best to become 1 long tee, the extension will go to the path coming from the 9th fairway. The area in front of the existing tee will be built up by around 2 feet and levelled, the are that is currently the lower part of the tee will be reduced by around 12 inches and levelled, the area at the back for the whites will be raised by about 6 inches and levelled. The width of the tee will be increased to the far side of the path to allow more tee positions. We will put a new path on the other side of the trees where the current ladies’ tee is sighted.
The whole tee will then be turfed and left for the winter, by doing it so early should mean that when the season starts in late March this tee could be back in play.
Monday 7th start Tee renovations.
We will be carrying out some major renovation work this year on the tees. The first job will be to scarify all the tees then topdress them with straight sand. Once this has been brushed in, we will overseed then feed.
The next phase of the work will start, we are going to solid tine the tees to about 4 inches then topdress heavily and overseed.
This is the last of the planned work for the Autumn but we will be keeping the worm castes off them this year and trying to keep them cut short.
When we get into December or January, we will run the shockwave over them and get a deep compaction relief done.
In the spring, before the tees are brought back into play, we will overseed and topdress again.