Greenburn in winter – Photo credit Ian Cook
Our course has been presented well across the season due to the hard work of the greens staff and our great group of volunteers. As the leaves start to fall, and the days become shorter we turn our thoughts to our winter improvements program.
An update from our Head Green Keeper Scott Corrigan
The planned winter work includes:
- General mowing of all areas and tidying of leaves and twigs of golf course to keep the course looking it’s best.
- We’ll be undertaking aeration work on all surfaces from slit tine to solid tine work.
- Chainsaw work to trees on 2nd, 15th and 16th holes to remove leaves dropping and allow light and air into areas to create better growing conditions.
- Some key drainage work to problematic wet areas throughout the course and important drainage works to be carried out on the 12th (rough to the left-hand side) and 16th (again rough to the left-hand side).
- Verti-Drain and sand work being carried out on 8th, 9th and 10th greens to help firm playing surfaces up without undergoing intrusive drainage works at this point.
We will keep you up to date with the work as it progresses over the winter. As always we appreciate that all members would love to play on full putting surfaces over the winter. Where weather allows we will endeavour to have the full greens on, however when the winter greens are required please understand that it is for the good of the course, and the making sure we have top quality putting surfaces through the year.
Yours in golf,
Head Green Keeper.