On the Course in December and January
Welcome to the latest edition, covering both December and January, of our Course Blog aimed at keeping you updated on the general condition of the golf course plus details of all the work Head Green Keeper, Shaun Kench, and his team have been doing.
This blog starts with the very sad news that Sarah Day, our friend and partner to one of our team Graham, lost her battle with lung cancer on December 26th. We passed on our thoughts when we learned of this tragic news to her family. Graham would like to thank all of you who contributed to the charity golf day we hosted last May and that the money raised certainly helped in getting her more time with her family and to see Christmas with her children.
Onto the golf course and there has been plenty of work to report on. Firstly the tee boxes, where at the end of November last year we moved, mainly, the yellow tee's into their winter positions. By doing this it will give us a good period of time for all the main summer tee's to recover from a very difficult and busy summer 2018. Several of the Ladies tee's were also moved forward, but this was done to help with fairness of play rather than for the tee recovery as there was less traffic on these during last season. We also introduced some mat's on the Par 3's as these tee boxes always get the most damage so it was decided to adopt this different measure to help increase the chances of a successful recovery. Although it would not have been ideal or preferred at all, if we hadn't taken this measure I feel the teeing areas would have only got worse and then we would be playing catch up on repairs and seeding during the coming season.
In truth there has not been a great deal of work done to the fairways over the past couple of months since the last blog as, like every golf course, they struggled during last summer's heatwave and became very stressed as the year