Will it ever stop raining?
In view of everything that has happened in 2020, we have decided to try to keep the course open as much as possible, despite the inclement weather and state of the ground. We feel that the course will recover, as it always does, but would ask all members who do play to check their spikes regularly and take extra care on the slippery surface, especially on sloping ground. You may not recover as easily or as painlessly.
For those of you who haven’t made it up to the club recently I have attached some pictures to show what we’ve been up to. Those who have braved the elements have been quite complimentary about the efforts that Jason and his team are making to keep us playing golf.
Members have been asking for a while now what the pile of Astroturf on land left of the car park was for, well now we know. Permanent winter tees with access that doesn’t turn into a mud bath. This work is expected to continue in the run up to Christmas along with those drain improvements that can reasonably be done by hand digging.
As I am sure you will appreciate the ground is far too wet at the moment to allow any sort of heavy equipment onto the course so we will have to wait a while until the course dries out a bit, or freezes, before we can start any of the bigger drainage jobs.
We held a Greens Meeting using Zoom last Wednesday during which we covered a significant backlog of items and proposals, including responses from the Questionnaire and what our approach should be towards resolving the issues raised. We are currently working with Jason to put together a coherent plan and I will get back to you on this as soon as possible with our proposals. These will include how we intend to deal with the problems around the practice putting green.
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