|The greens are progressing well after the last sand graden works, the advice is to tine and dress for the rest of August before looking at additional applications.
We were delighted that our proposal to purchase a new Verti Drainer was backed by the treasurer and rubber stamped by committee on Monday evening.
This is a £25k piece of kit which will push the course and greens to another level, the operation of verti draining has been carried out previously on greens by a contractor once a year. This is simply not enough as we strive to keep progressing, aswell as greens the tees, fairways, surrounds, approaches and walk off areas will also be able to be vert drained.
Where does the money come from? Well part of the settlement in the NWA works will be used with the balance of approx £9k coming from increased green fee income anticipated this year from visitors.
We understand that there has been a level of inconvenience for members at times but we appreciate your patience not only with visiting parties but also the additional works carried out on the greens during the season.
The business case is solid as we have budgeted to spend £5k per year with a contractor each year finance permitting.
We have had some extremely constructive observations from members with regards to visiting parties which will be considered when planning for next years calendar. In hindsight there have been at least two large clangers made with the fixture list which will not be repeated next season............ Having a visiting party on the same day of a 'Mixed Club Comp'....... A party on the day after Club Championship when many members may not of played in CC.......
Your comments and feedback is always taken on board as we strive to gain the balance. With regards to this year we can draw comfort in the fact that we have a new piece of kit which will undoubtedly improve the course over the winter and into next season and beyond.