Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Greens Reconstruction

We are on schedule for the start of the project on October 3rd. The new rootzone, which is to be used in place of the clay/silt material on holes 10-12 has already started to arrive and is being stored in the grassed area next to the JWGC building. Most of the new material will be here by the time the earth-works contractor arrives on site. Weather permitting; the contractor is scheduled to be on site for 10 weeks. They will be assigned most of the JWGC car park (to be fenced off) as a compound for machinery etc so there will be reduced car parking spaces available to members using the range from 30th September until just before Christmas. Regular project updates will be communicated to members via email, this blog and on a dedicated notice board which will be situated in the main hall of the clubhouse. Just outside the ranger’s office on the opposite wall a whiteboard will be placed which will have daily details in respect of holes 10 to 13th and their availability of play. Please note however that as from 3rd October these four holes will be closed and members should refer to this whiteboard prior to play.   
 The first load of new rootzone arrrives!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Autumn Course Maintenance

Our second and final course maintenance week of 2011 commences on Monday 26th September. Micro solid tining, seeding and top dressing work will be carried out on the greens. To enable the course staff to carry out the work in a timely manner one tee starts will take place on Monday and Tuesday until 0930 each day. Beyond this time, a temporary green will be used on the hole being worked on to further minimise disruption. Whilst it is appreciated that this will cause a measure of inconvenience to members please be assured that this work is entirely necessary to ensure continued, long-term improvement in our putting surfaces.