Golf Course Update - in order to keep members fully updated of developments on the golf course, we will be distributing a course update following every Committee Meeting.
Course Update - March 2018
Bunker right side of 16th complete and sand added.
Bunker face left of 15th green infilled and re-turfed.
Bunker face right of 4th repaired and re-turfed.
Pathway at 9th tee widened and wooden edging added, also new drainage outlet installed.
New medal tee built at 7th, also lower, less steep and wider sleeper steps with wooden pathway edging installed.
Clearing compound area, building new perimeter fencing, move toilet block and dig out waste pipe to road entrance.
General scrub, gorse and low branch removal done on areas right 6th hole, left of 7th hole and around both sides of green 7th, both sides of 8th hole, trees between 9th/10th hole and all trees on left side of 10th. We are currently working around the right side of the 12th hole at present, improving light and air flow which will help dry up right side of green. All tree stumps left will be ground down level before end month and re-turfed.
We have also cleared trees and scrub from left side of the roadway beside club entrance in garden, roots will be removed soon and area landscaped with a new golf club sign put in place.
Still to complete -
Turfing of yellow tee at 7th
Bunker face repair on 2 front bunkers at the 12th
Possible bunker rebuild left of 8th if time and weather permits.
All greens, approaches and tees will be deep solid tined with 19mm spikes.
Damaged greens ie 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8th will be hollow-cored and reseeded.
All above areas will be heavily sanded and brushed.
3rd and 4th greens will also be deep scarified to improve surfaces.
All areas fertilised with spring dressing.
Fairways will be deep spiked soon by contractor with larger machine. They will then be sprayed with iron, seaweed and nutrient fertiliser to kill moss and improve growth and appearance.
All bunkers will be edged and bases rotovated and sand re-distributed, new sand will be added as required.
All areas will be cut as growth dictates.
Long rough areas right of 5th, left of 14th and left of 15th will be cut and collected if drier conditions prevail.
Some repairs and rebuilding of grass dump boxes will be done soon.
Installation of ground sockets for new signage and mow over discs will be done before start of season.
Divoting of all tees and fairways.Archie DunnCourse Manager