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Winter Program Update

It’s been a busy few weeks on the course with the winter program in full swing,  October’s  projects are coming along nicely with good germination of the hydro-seeding on the practice area and the new mounding on the 10th. The construction of the 3 new bunkers on the 10th were also completed this week, i think the team have done an exceptional job in some pretty awful weather!. The new 3rd tees are also starting to take...

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Winter program / Spring maintenance

After a truly wet but mild winter we are starting to dry out at last. Record rainfall over the past couple of months lead to water standing on areas of the course resulting in the course closure on many occasions.  Mild weather also brought its own challenges with almost the same amount of growth as in the summer. The team was kept busy keeping the surfaces cut while working on the winter program. The rough around the course has already...

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Winter Program

The winter program is progressing well although we had quite a few delays on turf  arriving from the UK owing to either bad weather or sailings from the uk being cancelled (imagine that!). The team has worked hard to keep projects on schedule and this year’s winter program is almost complete with just a small amount outstanding. Completed projects: : 9th Tee and 9th fairway mounding : 10th Tee : 11th Greenside R/H Bunker : 17th Greenside...

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Bunkering Article

A Complete Look at Bunkering By Ian Andrew December, 2015 The Origins of Bunkers A lot of the revered bunkers at the great links came to be by circumstance. Often they were small hollows created by sheep or blow-outs created by wind. Some were depressions that were almost natural bunkers right from the start while others were scars that are still there but just kept a lot more formally than they once were. Many of the greatest bunkers were...

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Winter Program

This week we see the start of the winter program. Works have begun on the 9th men’s tee. The main purpose of this is to realign the position of the Tee pulling it away from the 6th tee and 5th green. The works include the removal of the existing tee area, the area is then to be landscaped and  returned to a natural dune habitat. Planting of marram grass, gorse and the construction of a hibernacula for lizards and slow worms will see this...

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Winter Maintenance

Over the last couple of weeks we have seen some changeable temperatures in the weather. Feeling like spring has finally arrived to the very next day putting back on winter clothing! This has created very little  growth on the playing surfaces. Greens: Last week spring over seeding took place and the team worked hard and completed all greens within 3 days. As temperatures rise the seed will start to germinate and the surfaces will start to fill...

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