Under the watchful eye of our Head Greenskeeper Stuart Spiers Greenburn has installed a program of activities that have improved the course year on year. Feedback coming from members and visitors has been very very positive.
Hugely improved drainage allows for play even in very wet weather and the excellent condition of the greens shows they have certainly benefited from the strict program installed.
Everything from seeding to verti-cutting is done with a purpose and with playing conditions like we have experienced over the last couple of years due to early preparation work we are now seeing the rewards with an extended playing season and winter golf on a more presentable layout.
Scott is a proponent of sustainable golf aiming to manage the course without the use of chemicals, and the club was recently recognised for his efforts in the organic approach to greens keeping. This approach has seen less disease, firmer playing surfaces and increased playability throughout the year.
After an wet summer in 2020 we seen the substantial improvements to long viewed ‘problem’ areas around the further reaches of the course, with substantial improvements to the 8th, 9th and 10th. As well as the front of the 18th.
These holes have improved massively. These areas of the course are now playing fantastically well.
As ever the work never stops, and Stuart will give a regular update here on the program of works identified to ensure we continue with the improvements mentioned. The team are focusing on improving the area in front of the 7th green which has long had issues with poor drainage. We have also seen an work undertaken on the 16th hole with a new tee added which will improve the hole.
For very regular updates on the course and conditions see our Facebook page. We update this early in the morning especially when we have medal play scheduled.
We hope this is of benefit to you and gives you a better understanding of what is happening in and around the Club.