Well the weather has really turned the screw the last 10 days. We are still trying to recover from storm Doris, well saturated soil has received regular top ups throughout the week, with no end in sight.
As we are getting closer to the season, any damage created now will have a bigger impact due to a short time window for recovery.
The new bunkers are now shaped, cleaned out and ready for the sand which will arrive on 6th March. Ground conditions may restrict access to them, but as soon as conditions allow, the sand will go in.
The weather has also pushed back the laying of the Perma-trak material on the paths around the 1st tee. The construction is complete and currently we expect the work to be completed the week of 13th March. The tarmac will be laid after this time.
The last few turfing jobs have been completed around the course and the carry on the 6th hole has been cleared and seeded. This area will hopefully speed up play and also allow more varied access to the 6th fairway.
The Tenax material has now been laid on the 2nd & 16th paths. This will receive an application of fertiliser next week to encourage the grass to grow thru the material. The paths will then be ready for use.
Fingers crossed for the weekend.
Mark & the Greens team.