On the Course in March

Welcome to the March edition of our Course Blog 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.

It's hard to believe we have already seen the back of March! It feels like the year has only just started and we're into the fourth month already.

March was a difficult month both on and off the golf course. Firstly, both Graham and Dan left the Green Keeping team. Graham leaving first to fulfill his dream of working in motorsport and Dan leaving due to family circumstances resulting in him being unable to continue in his position. Both departures leaves us short staffed for the time being but we are in the process of recruiting replacements for both of them. We have taken on Radford who has joined us until the end of September to assist through the very busy season ahead, and we are currently interviewing suitable candidates to take on the qualified position that remains vacant. In the meantime we will continue to do everything possible to keep the course in the best condition we can.

It was discussed by some members at our recent Members Evening that they would be interested in volunteering their time to help out, so if you feel that you could spare some time, whether it's for strimming, weeding or divoting tee boxes, it would be greatly appreciated whilst we look for the ideal replacement for Dan. If you are interested in helping then please contact Shaun directly via email to greenkeepers@magnoliapark.co.uk

As many will have noticed, the planned renovation work did not start on Monday 25th March. Unfortunately the machinery that was being hired was damaged by a previous user and