A week in the life of Greens: Course improvement update

Last week saw a dramatic change to the contrast on the course.

Head Greenkeeper Andy was at the club early on Sunday morning to oversee the arrival of the first pallets of turf for the next stage of the bunker works (Deputy Head Greenkeeper Neil had the unenviable task  this weekend).

Works started on the fairway bunker on the 17th followed by the two approach bunkers short of the green. All bunkers should hopefully be turfed by the end of this week

Turf stacks in situ

Turf stacks in situ

Neil,Sam,Chris ,Jake and Andy laying turf on the 17th fairway bunker

Neil,Sam,Chris ,Jake and Andy laying turf on the 17th fairway bunker

17th fairway bunker turf complete

17th fairway bunker turf complete

17th approach bunkers

17th approach bunkers

The turf has certainly appeared to reduce the impact of the bunkers as they've blended into the landscape. However, once the sand has been added (sand levels marked by white lines)the visual contrast will be re-established.

Please take care around these areas in order to give the turf the best chance to bed in, knit together and be playable as soon as is possible.

On another note, could we once again ask that members return any divot bags they may have in their possession to the container next to the shoe cleaner. Whilst we applaud those of you who use one every time you play we only have a limited supply which means if they are in your garage etc. they can't be used continually on the course.

Could all members please adhere to the blue lines and ropes which are there to protect the course for the upcoming season.

More next month.

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