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Winter program update

Winter Program: We’ve been making good progress with the winter program. Our main focus this month has been the 9th tee. The new tee will provide good variation in course setup allowing for low handicap events and bad weather conditions so that teeing position can be moved forward. It also moves the tee away from the 6th Tee and 5th green. To reduce settlement the tee was constructed in layers until the soil reached the desired level....

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Winter Maintenance

  We are progressing well with our winter program with a great deal of work already been completed such as the path along the first fairway seawall, pathway from the bottom putting green, pathway from 16th to 17th Tees, new bunkers at the 9th Green and approach. Tree and gorse management has also taken place on 10th, 11th, 8th, 9th, 14th and 16th holes. Current Winter Works: Presently we are working on the mens 13th tee re-leveling and...

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Irrigation

Over the past  couple of weeks I’ve been asked by some members how much water are we using in this hot period and the answer is, a massive amount. Its been a real test for the new system and it’s coping really well, pumping 17,279 Cu.M. water since the 1st June to 1st August which is a staggering seventeen million, two hundred, seventy-nine thousand, litres of water in 2 months. The old system would struggle to pump 12,000 Cu.M. of...

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Irrigation

Irrigation: After a prolonged wet, mild weather at the start of the year it’s great to see the course looking like a true links golf now that we have had some dryer conditions.  With harder greens, they now encourage the golfer to play the “running game” which is the design of the true Links course. Having no fronting hazards the greens allow golfers to bounce the ball into them rather than hitting high approach shots with...

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Spring Maintenance / Irrigation Update

Spring Over Seeding Over seeding: Commences this week. This maintenance will encourage the finer grasses to flourish and become dominate.The surfaces will take a couple of weeks to get back to normal however the warmer weather will help their recovery. The benefit of this work will be better playing surfaces for the rest of the season.  Spring fertiliser will also be applied this week, so as temperatures increase, the seed and turf will have...

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Winter Program & Irrigation Update 6

Over the past couple of weeks the weather has deteriorated, the combination of strong winds high tides and heavy rainfall has left its mark on the course. We suffered some major damage to the first fairway sleeper wall and a large sink hole appeared next to the German bunker. This hole developed over a period of a week and around 500 hundred tons of sand was lost under the sea wall. This also undermined the German bunker which created a large...

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