We have made really good progress over the last 2 weeks with re-laying the turf from the areas that were affected by Lakeland's construction work.
The important thing from our point of view is that we get all the turf laid that we stripped with the turf cutter.
The reason for this is straightforward really; the areas that are being completed first are primarily tee banks, hence it is less critical that the turf is of the best quality.
Perhaps more importantly, we have to work to a budget and so we believe it important to re-use (recycle) turf wherever possible.
The 1st tee and surrounding area should start to look very different to what it used to! For us, the first impression for members and visitors should be excellent and I feel that this 1st tee area did not quite create the required first impression. However, once completed, this whole area will look fantastic.
I am really pleased with the condition of the greens for the time of year. Consider that over the last 3 weeks, the course has been pelted with over 5 inches of rain (131mm). That is an incredible amount of rain and it stands to reason that the golf course has the odd wet area!!
Many thanks to some great volunteer help with turfing over the last 2 weeks. John Newns, Dave Shingler and Phil Lockett have all given their time to assist us in some (at times) awful weather! Well done also to Ryan & James who have both grafted their socks off!
Have a great weekend and enjoy your golf!