Club News

Renovation Week update.

by Office

on Fri September 7, 2018

Greens have now been completed and we sprayed a fungal brew on the greens yesterday and watered heavily to wash the brew/sand in and today we will spray rebrew consisting of bacteria with a part trail on 9 greens for an experiment over the next 3 months to see the effect on disease such as Fusarium.

The first cut on the greens will be on Saturday at a height of 4.5mm this height will improve recovery time as other competitions start again next week the height of cut will come down but not at the usual summer heights as the temperatures are now falling with less day light hours the turf will struggle at a lower height this time of year and be more susceptible to disease

Renovation week commencing 03/09/19

by Office

on Mon September 3, 2018

Renovation week will consist of hollow tining the greens with 8mm hollow tines down to a depth of 2″ then dressed with 30 tons of Ruffords no3 topdressing and verti-draining/solid tining down to 7″.
Monday: Double verti cut then hollow tining greens with possible 3 temporary greens in place.
Tuesday: Hollow tining greens with possible 3 temporary greens in place.
Wednesday: Bent seed applied then 30t topdressing and brushed in, 2 temporary greens in place.
Thursday: Topdressing applied and brushed in, 2 temporary greens in place.
Friday: Course presentation.
We are expecting rain on Thursday so above work may be adjusted to suit the forecast and work load.

August Course Work

by Office

on Tue August 14, 2018

Now we are in the last part of season the greens recieved a much needed bayonet tine down to 3", this will make the greens much stronger as we go in August which is the start of high pressure disease period till December.
We have reciently forked and sprayed fairy rings on the greens with a fungi and bacteria compost tea brew which has so far worked effectively and another will be applied at the end of August.
Long grass/scrub areas will recieve a cut and collect with our new Trilo S3 this will improve these areas for next year by encouraging the finer grasses and reducing weeds.
Work on the course;
1. Replace astro turf by 10th green.
2. Cut and clear long grass scrub areas on 9th, 16th/17th and 2nd tee area.
3. Leaks on the course.
4. Aerating tees.
5. Renovation week GREENS hollow core and topdress with 8mm hollow tines, recovery 2 weeks. On week 3rd-7th September 2018.
After a testing period of drought through the summer and extra fixtures to the calendar, this year has really tested the course and greens to the full. Feedback back from the PGA during the Pro am was amazing and from other Clubs in home matches throughout the summer. This is a testimont to all the work we do throughout the year from aeration on the greens to managing our woodland areas with out this work your playing surfaces will deteriorate.
We currently have long term plans and in the short term our main priority is to get the course recovered from the drought before the winter arrives and finalising a winter plan.



Disabled Parking Notice.

by Office

on Mon July 16, 2018

Please note anybody parking in the two disabled parking slots outside of the club house MUST display their disabled badge.

Willow Trimming

by Office

on Thu July 5, 2018

Trimming willows for playability and final preparations for the Club Trophy and Scratch Cup.