Monday, 14 November 2016

12th Tee Reconstruction

We have recently started work on the levelling and enlarging of the 12th white/yellow tees.  The area around the tee has been stripped of vegetation in order to create a more natural sand dune type setting for the new tee. New irrigation will  be installed during this project as overthrow from the old sprinklers was the cause of the rank vegetation in the surrounding land. The path to the side of the tee will also be rebuilt towards the end of this project.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Aerating Greens

This week we've been using our Charterhouse Verti-Drain to deep tine through the surface of the greens.This equipment will aerate the soil profile to a depth of 10 inches at 2 inch spacings. Given the disruption of this particular activity on the surface only half of all the greens have been verti-drained. The second half of each green will be scheduled when sufficient recovery is seen on the first half. This is done to ensure ball roll and pin placements aren't compromised during this essential process. Five fairways have already been completed including the 4th; you may have noticed the yellow markings on the fairway of this hole, these were painted to show where the underground drainage pipes are located in order to ensure we can avoid them!