Sunday, 17 December 2017

Routine Maintenance


Today.
Main greens are in operation.











Greens are being verti-drained 200mm tines with almost full heave. Some temporary greens will be in operation during this process, with no more than 1/2 temps at any one time.
Tee of the day and fairway protection is now in use. A ball landing within white lines on fairways 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 17 should be lifted and placed 2 yards inside semi rough.

Trees right of the 7th are being removed, where stumps were removed at the back of the 18th green will be trufed, bushes are being removed left of the 7th and 11th fairways.The area left of the 3rd hole where trees were removed will be raked and seeded bunkers raked.
We have 0 visitors playing today.
Heather cutting has started and will be on going over the next few weeks.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Advance Programme

Winter Corse Set Up;
If weather conditions are suitable the practice range tee will re-open for the March medal, until then practice will be from the front of the tee on the range. Tee of the day and fairway protection will be in use, fairway protection will be on holes 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, and 17.

Advance Programme:
Fairways, tee and surrounds will be verti-drained. Deep verti draining and heavy sanding will be carried out to all greens during February/March I weather conditions are suitable, some winter greens will be in use during this process.
When time and weather allows we will hollow core and top dress surrounds, approaches and wet areas on greens, this will be carried out some time from 1st November onwards.
Heather will be cut and the wispy grass areas within rough scarified.
Routine fairway divoting is carried out weekly. Some areas where bushes/trees were removed will be re-seeded. All drainage lines on the practice range will be seeded.  small broom and gorse bushes within heather beds will be removed or sprayed with weed killer. Bush and tree removal will continue.