Club News

Whats happening ?

Lot’s going on at your Course at the moment so I thought you might appreciate an update?

After in excess of 120mm of rain the last few weeks the Mains and Primary drainage are working well. We are now installing the secondary drainage over the next few weeks if conditions allow us.

Installing Secondary Drainage

Hopefully the video above explained things. ( sorry about the spelling error real wheel should have said rear wheel!) Once a fairway is complete we then need to verti-drain the surface again which will level out the humps and bumps.

How a Lytag line should look once installed

The surface water then needs to ‘educate’ itself to find the drain lines as the quickest route away. It’s like a capillary action once it finds the quickest route the drains will work even better.

I apologise for the surface mess ( muddy water from tyre marks) that we are leaving, but the job has to be done when the ground is soft otherwise the heave on the surface would be too much. It will all tidy up and ‘knit’ together

YET AGAIN! I have to ask people to please repair not just their own but ANY pitchmarks you see on the greens please .

It won’t be mine or my staff’s fault if we go into winter with lots of pitchmark scars on the greens! I have posted this video once more to show you how to correctly repair a pitchmark. Please take some responsibility!

As the Winter approaches, as in previous years, we are changing the colour of the flags for better vision during the darker months. So please note

FRONT OF GREEN – RED

FRONT

MIDDLE OF GREEN- RED AND WHITE CHEQUERED

MIDDLE

BACK OF GREEN – WHITE

BACK

Traffic management is essential during the wet periods. The ropes and posts are not put out to be awkward they are put out to protect YOUR GOLF COURSE . Please please do not remove them or ignore them.

On a positive thank you to all of you that have been using Buggy’s and sticking to the paths . It’s very much appreciated. Also thank you those who have the coloured flags that are using the 90 degree rule and not taking buggy’s passed the blue blocks. Hopefully we can continue to let you use the 90 degree rule for a while yet.

As you can see from the picture below the levelling of the Driving range tee is progressing well. It should be ready for turfing in the next couple of weeks

Driving range tee

Well I apologise for the long Course update but I needed to inform you of lots of things going on at your Course.

Enjoy your Course, enjoy your Club ……………….it’s yours remember!

Geoff

Course Manager

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