A really busy week on the course with drying conditions allowing us to press ahead with the construction and turfing on the 1st tee.
The 1st has been a really big project, which we started in November and has had many stages. Clearance, drainage, irrigation, shaping and the routing of the new paths as well as the provision of a buggy/trolley park. The weather has always dictated the pace of the work and recently we have managed to finish shaping and moving the rootzone material onto the new Ladies/Winter tee. This week we laid over 500 sq/m of turf and I estimate another 300 m will finish the job next week. The Rubber/aggregate path material is due to be laid by the contractors on or around the 22/23 February, as always this will be weather dependent. Soon after this, the tarmac will be laid near the Pro's shop.
The Tee will be in play for the Lady Captains drive-in and should provide a much improved surface.
Next week, we plan to carry out some early renovation work on the greens. Hollow-tining, over-seeding, top-dressing and the application of a granular fertiliser will all hopefully be completed. We hope this will provide the greens with everything they need for an early improvement in the surfaces.
Fingers crossed the forecast snow flurries don't materialise for the weekend.
Mark & the Greens team.