It's been a long time since we were last able to get the mowers out. But a welcome dry spell gave us the chance to start giving the golf course some much needed definition.
Tees, approaches, surrounds, new turf, fairways & rough were all cut this week to some degree. Understandably, a few fairways and roughs were long after a wet, mild winter. They need a few more cuts before they are back to how we would like them to be.
The greens have firmed up nicely after a couple of Vibro rolls. The cold, frosty weather of late has stunted any growth but maybe this is not all bad. It should give us a bit of breathing room before the mowing season really kicks off.
The raised beds that will become the new memorial garden by the 1st tee are now ready for planting. Jeff Perkin and Dave Clark are sourcing the lavender and rosemary for the beds. Great stuff guys!
The right hand green side bunker at the 3rd hole has been shaped and edged. It is ready for drainage and sand now. 40 tons of bunker sand has been ordered and will arrive in the next fortnight.
The 13th path is now looking really good. Big thanks to Phil Lockett and John Newns for helping with path work. It is a massive improvement on the previous path, looking cleaner, lighter and more defined.
Quite a transformation really!
Many thanks also to Dave Asprey and Barry Barlow for collecting twigs this week. Also thanks to Tom and Len for burning a load of brash in the woodland between the 4th and 7th. Jeff Perkin had finished painting a complete new set of tee markers and they look brilliant!
I am away for a week of holiday next week. Ryan has taken a few days off this week and James will take a few days off after Easter. We all need a break after a long, wet and tiring winter!!
Have a great weekend and enjoy your golf!