I hope you are all enjoying the course, the two new Profihopper machines are really making a difference to the rough and have the added benefit of collecting the leaf fall whilst cutting.
The ditch work around the 16th/17th/18th is now complete and is making a difference to the drainage of the area. The new ditch opened up some existing drains and these are now able to remove water from this area. We have seeded the banks and would remind members that these ditches are lateral water hazards and relief MUST be taken from them until such time as the grass is established. Please do not attempt to play the ball out of them.
The new undulating bank at the back of the 16th Green is also complete and has been graded and seeded. This whole area is Ground Under Repair from which NO PLAY is permitted whilst the seed germinates and the grass becomes established. Once again, please do not attempt to play the ball from this area.
We have commenced work around the 7th green. We are regrading the area around the back of the green to remove the sharp fall-away and allow it to be machine mowed more easily. We will also be working on the two greenside bunkers at the same time. The sand will be removed, the bunker faces renovated, and a turf liner will be laid. The turf liner will be allowed to knit and grow until around March next year when the grass will be killed off and the bunkers refilled with sand. The bunkers will GUR over the winter, once again NO PLAY will be permitted from the bunkers until they have been refilled with sand.
Once the 7th green bunkers are renovated and turf lined the plan is to renovate the 9th, 15th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, and 18th greenside bunkers. This is the preferred order of work, weather permitting. If the ground conditions turn against us then we will finish the hole we are on and move to the 18th.
Now that the season is finished we are building a new 12th yellow tee. We have to do this as the current yellow tee is too close to a tree with shallow roots, this is causing problems with one side of the tee. This tee will be ready for the start of the new season.
We are also building a new tee on the 17th for the start of the new season.
Renovated ditch between the 12th and 16th
New bank at the back of the 16th