Given that the weather has been very uncooperative this winter, I am glad to say the greens team have done extremely well. I will go through the programme item by item and report on status for each one.
Winter Program as agreed with Club Council at November meeting.
Add sand to the left-hand fairway bunker
Fill in the back right-hand greenside bunker
Extend the front two left-hand greenside bunkers and tidy up and shape bunker the faces.
Fill in the third back bunker.
Sand will be added to the left hand fairway bunker in the next 2 weeks.
The rest of the work itemised will be completed by early next week.
Add another row of turf to the tee to leave a single strip of Astroturf matting
Reface the two fairway and the two greenside bunkers.
All work now complete.
Create new drains in the 9th fairway and direct across to the 1st fairway to drain out into the trees near the old railway embankment.
Reshape the left-hand greenside bunker to create a wider rounder bunker rather than the kidney shaped bunker currently there.
Fill in the right-hand greenside bunker.
Place blue stakes along the whole length of the trees on the left edge of the fairway during the winter and early part of next season.
Waiting for the ground to dry a bit more before putting a trench across the fairway to the trees lining the 9th fairway.
Work on the bunkers has had to be held over to next year.
the line of blue stakes will be extended next week.
Raise the back of the two fairway bunkers at the elbow so they are more visible from the tee.
Trim back the trees on the left edge of the fairway for the first 50 yards off the tee.
Work on the trees now complete.
Work on the bunkers at the elbow of the fairway will begin next week and hopefully complete by 27th March.
(The hole numbers referred to above are the original course numbering and not the temporary numbering currently in use.)
90 minute frost delay Wednesday 14th
Preferred lies from 27th March
Birdie Club Draw for March.
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