GREEN KEEPERS REPORT
What a wet spell of weather we have had. Many golfers will have noticed the white lines and ropes in front of the greens and certain areas on the course. These have been produced to keep traffic away from the greens and keep the area protected. I do appreciate that the ropes make golfers walk slightly further around the golf course but these areas do need protecting. As mentioned in last month’s newsletter the worm damage means we have to regularly move the ropes and control the flow of traffic.
On the 12th temporary tee mat please can all golfers not go under the rope, this is because the bank is extremely slippery and if the area is walked on you may hurt yourself. The new 12th tee mat has been extremely popular. Thank you for all your kind comments.
The winter tee on the 6th hole is now complete. We are waiting for the turf to knit before we are able to put the tee into use.
At the time of writing we have nearly completed spiking all the fairways. This is helping to stop the worms appearing on the playing surface and causing casts which smear and turn into mud. As previously written about in my last newsletter there are now no chemicals available in the UK to prevent worm casting.
Over the past month we have spread 40 tonnes of sand over the wet and compacted areas on the course. We do this to help dry the wet areas out. Next month we are going to apply another 20 tonnes of sand to the course.
All the tree work on the 2nd has been completed. We have removed dead limbs from trees and any ivy from the trunks. We have also tidied up all the grass and the surrounding areas.
I really hope you enjoy your golf out on the course and I am looking forward to seeing you out playing.
Head Green Keeper