Wednesday, 20 October 2021

 Cracking on with the jobs at the moment.  Re-turfing around putting green and 18th greens.  A job we started months ago which shows how busy we have been.  We have still to fit a drain to divert water and increase planting to the scrub bed in the next month.

PG surrounds

Perennial problems on both the 17th and 18th old course have seen mounding behind green trap water causing damage to the green over the wet winters.  We have smoothed out these banks and re-turfed which should make small improvements to these areas.

18th Old

Back of 18th Old

17th Old

Project of the week has been to the 12th London.  Access has been very difficult every winter with heavy muddy conditions.  We have installed a path extension in front of the green and dressed with around 8 ton of sand to smooth out and improve this area along with seed.  The path by the green has had a sleeper edge to divert water away from the green and we have cut all the scrub behind the green ready for part 2. 

Sleeper edge London

Path extension

We are continuing the path behind the 12th green and up past the back of the 13th Tee.  A number of the trees behind the 12th will be removed this winter.  The path behind the 13th green will have a sleeper edge keeping buggies of the tee and this will allow us to pay more attention to the back Tee area on this hole.

View from behind the 12th London