Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Winter Work Review - New 11th Path

Following comments received at the Open Forum meeting held in the Clubhouse last year, a new path has been built from the 11th green to the 12th tees. To preserve the quality of the turf around the 11th green, golf trolley users are requested to always use the path, and no other route, to get to the 12th tee.

Buggies should use the same route as last year - break off right before the first of the three bunkers - before merging with the new path. Adhereance to this guidance will ensure the best possible playing conditions are achieved in this area.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Driving Range Open

The driving range has re-opened after the enforced closure following the storms last week. We have 10 bays in use down from the previous 14. As there are no dividers between some of the bays the mats have been spaced out to ensure the safety of all users.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Maintenance Week

Despite the recent snow our 2013 spring maintenance week will still run from 18th - 22nd March. We plan to undertake scarification and top dressing operations to all greens. Our original plan to also solid tine and overseed has been modified due to the huge clean up work still required following the snow and gale force winds.
Only 9 holes will be open throughout maintenance week to enable work to be carried out in a timely manner.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Snow Update

The big thaw is on with temperatures reaching a positively balmy 5 degrees C. Lots of grass is now visible on the course but large areas of deep snow remain in the places where the snow accumulated in the wind. All bunkers and grass hollows remain full of snow and a number of pathways are still completely impassable.

Tree Damage

The large pine tree situated in the corner of the property next to the 2nd green sustained considerable damage in the recent storm. A tree surgeon is required to remove the broken limbs but access is currently difficult due to the depth of the snow in this area of the golf course.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Storm Damage

The driving range enclosure has collapsed following the force 9 gales overnight on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Work will begin this week on dismantling the old building. The range will remain closed until further notice.


Following the severe weather the course is closed. Lots of areas have drifting snow up to 5ft deep. Course staff are busy clearing the access road and car park of the clubhouse.