This Week On The Course

News on the Fairways : This Week On The Course

Monday 11th September

After the greens were cut, a liquid iron was applied to them; this not only acts as a green-up but also helps to harden the turf and also makes it less suseptible to disease. Holes were then changed. Tees, fairways, aprons were all cut and and the cutting of the semi-rough began also. Tee boxes were repaired and markers moved to new areas. Fairway divoting continued.

Tuesday 12th September

Bunkers were all raked first thing with sand being pushed away from the face and lip and dispersed in to the middle of the bunker. As the forecast predicted heavy rain from early evening in to Wednesday morning, it was decided to fully utilise the favourable weather conditions in order to achieve dry cuts on the tees, fairways, surrounds and semi-rough.

Wednesday 13th September

An inspection of the course was made early on which saw the course closed. As rain ceased and water logging began to dissipate, cutting of the greens began at 9am and the course was fully opened at 10am. The holes were all changed to dry areas of the putting surface, and bunkers were either raked or blue flagged where appropriate.

Thursday 14th September

Greens were cut first thing and holes were nipped up afterwards in readiness for past captains day. Bunkers were raked, with as many as possible being reinstated to general play where practical. Several bunkers remain blue flagged however. Once the course dried out slightly, tees, aprons, fairways, surrounds and semi-rough were all cut.

Friday 15th September

Greens, aprons, tees and fairways were all cut first thing. Holes were changed for the ladies competition and tee boxes divoted and tee markers moved in readiness for competition play. Bunkers received much attention throughout the day in order to bring as many back in play as possible. Also selected bunkers were pumped clear of water.

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