The 2019 golfing season has now finished and the white competition tees are now in and winter tees in play. We are now beginning the winter work as advised last month.

We will work on the drainage where possible, following the extensive rain in October, we have identified key areas which will become...

Update on work completed through July and plans for August  

We continue to cut Fairways and Greens, which is now the norm during the season and becomes the main focus of our workload.

We got great feedback for the condition of the course for Captains Day.   We aim to make it just as good for Invitati...

Update on work completed through June plans for July

We have had quite a lot of rain so far this month and the course has held up well.

We continue to cut Fairways and Greens, which is now the norm during the season and becomes the main focus of work.

We have begun to prepare the course for Captains Da...

Update on work completed through May and plans for June 

As we now begin to see the weather improve slightly, we have been able to scarify all greens and top-dressed twice in the last few weeks.

Spring & summer feed has been done along with over-seed and spiking. This will begin to show good results i...

To further protect our golf course from damage during the winter months, so that they can be at their best during other periods of the year, we are implementing some rules regarding the use of golf trolleys, these will come into effect as of Saturday 1st December 2018.

When 'Winter Rules' are in play...

The winter maintenance programme 2018/19 will revolve around drainage. The priority for the work will be holes 2 and 6.

Hole 6 will see a continuation of the work carried out earlier this year in front of the tee and along the left of the hole towards the greenside bunkers of hole 11 and the new tee...

The green maintenance plan

This week we will be starting our green maintenance plan which will include the following; scarifying, spiking, topdressing and seeding.

As you are aware we are currently behind with the greens due to the weather and breakdowns. The breakdowns have now been addressed and res...

This month has been one of the hardest months due to the heavy rainfall (190.5mm from 01/03 - 16/04). We have however managed to continue with the prep work for spring, this has included the following; slitting the fairways tees and aprons and spiked the greens twice this month. 

The greens have...

My first week in the role has been productive, making progress with jobs such as scarifying the greens twice over, reshaping the fairways and finding the centres of these areas. The cuts have been managed a lot better by lowering the machines to give a closer clean cut. The weather has also been goo...

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