Sunday, 17 June 2018

Lots of dry weather on the course beginning to shape areas nicely.  A good deal of rough areas on the course are being further shaped, increasing in play areas and reducing lost ball problems.

5th Lower

Rough shaping is being increased around some bunkers.  This gives the course a lovely feel and frames the hole.  As we rebuild and reshape bunkers in the coming years we will create a clean sharp edge, blending into a wild rugged side around bunkers.

8th Lower
The section between 1 and 18 lower has been cut down, trees cleared and tidied.  The right of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the lower has had extra rough put in place to protect the new housing so pushing the golfer right on the 1st has meant clearing this section of rough on the 1st.  Once we get into winter we are also planning to clear scrub and trees to the right of the 3rd fairway lower to make finding the ball easier from the tee shot.

1st/18th Lower

Thursday, 7 June 2018

It has been a rubbish few weeks with regards to machinery.  Constant breakages and problems caused by an aged fleet.  The rough however is now going to seed and looks great in the wind.

1st Upper
Seed heads are now disappearing on the greens so speed and smoothness will pick up in the next ten days. 

close up view of  a green

Saturday, 2 June 2018

The course is undergoing a change at the moment.  Rough is being shaped in order to frame the golf course.  These areas in the main are off the line of play and the aim is to allow trees to grow within these plantations.  Some parts of the rough will need further reshaping to get the balance between play ability and the course shaping.

6th Upper

Damage to the 6th Lower has been hollow tined, dressed and seeded and should begin to fill in in the next few weeks.

Seed and sand

With the rain in the last week we have taken the opportunity to drain the irrigation system and rebuild 3 complete new boxes around the course.  These have caused persistent problems with leaks in the last year.

1st Green Lower