It’s that time of the year for one more aeration on the greens before Septembers greens renovation. The work carried out to the greens will be very short term disruption and will be back to normal by the weekend. It’s essential we carry out this work due to compaction diseases we are likely to see during August from heavy play from the past 2 months. This work will encourage root development and help with percolation during the autumn and minimise surface disruption from when we carry out greens renovation in September.
Here’s a picture from the chipping area we tined last week with the chisle tines we intend to use on the 12th August.
Quick up date on the progress of the 11th Tee, working with contractors can always be a juggle with the time and dates so at present we are set to laser level on Friday 22nd February and turf will be delivered on the morning of Tuesday 26th February.
In the past month we have managed to install irrigation and move 90 tons of rootzone on to the tee during the snow, rain and frost. We are roughly a week behind due to the weather and the forecast is looking good for the next 3 weeks. We have booked the lazer level for next week and we are hoping to turf the tee on the week of 25th February. We will keep you posted in the coming weeks.
Work has began renovating the 11th tee this week, starting by digging out the existing irrigation heads and also straightening the fence posts that already in place. Also removing the turf from the top of the tee.
We will inform you of the progress on this project below⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️.
Today we will be cutting down the last 2 willow trees to the right hand side of the 2nd fairway just before the newly erected pathway down to the 3rd tees. These are due to come out as they are very evasive and will in no time send roots through our new drainage, this will then cause blockages and will leave the drainage unable to work to it’s full potential.
We will continuing verti draining fairways around the course so please be aware of this.
As part of our long term 5 year plan, work has started on the 11th Tee renovation. The tee will be in use over the Christmas period however major work on the tee will commence on the week of 7th January 2019. Weather permitting!
See attached document below……
11th Tee Renovation
The majority of the over hanging branches in the gap have been pruned by our tree climbers and the next step is to take a few small oaks on the left and right of the gap. Rather than close the hole for a few days we will complete this work when the course closes and we are able to work in safety.