From the golf club's perspective, we are extremely pleased with the work carried out by Lakeland. Aside from 2 days of snow, the weather has been kind to them and they made excellent progress.
By now, some of you will have set foot on the new path linking to what will be our new 4th tee. As you will have noticed, it is like a helipad! However, we are not complaining. It looks magnificent and will be yet another great addition to the golf course.
In addition, we have an integrated artificial grass mat to the left of the tee. This will be ideal for winter play and we are pleased that the quality of the mat is very high having been developed in association with Woburn Golf Club.
As is always the case with golf course construction work, there is always some remedial work that requires revisiting. There are a couple of areas that have been compromised as a result of this work.
However, this was always going to be the case and these minor issues will be resolved in due course when the golf club meet with the Environment Agency. Rest assured that by Spring, the golf course will start to look excellent as a result of the extensive winter work program.
What we should all be pleased about is that all of the course alterations have cost the members absolutely nothing at all.
Given, we have done some small drainage trenching and we will require some new bunker sand but in the grand scheme of things, the cost of these items is relatively small.
We hope you are pleased with what we have achieved this winter. We certainly are and with that, I can sign off for 2 weeks holiday!
Have a great weekend and enjoy your golf!