13/11/17 – 05/01/18
On the course
Good morning and a very Happy New Year to all. I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas period and are now raring to get back out on the course and into the new season. As usual we have had an extremely busy winter so far on the course. In the last 6 weeks we have progressed forward with the bunker construction on both the 12th Fairway and 1st Greenside, all now will be ready for turf to be laid next week so are in the final stages of the construction. The weather has been dismal and relentless over the past 5 weeks but considering the rainfall we have had to deal with I am extremely happy with all surfaces across the course, alongside this, with strong traffic control the wear and tear across the course is minimal and far better controlled than seasons past. These points indicate a fantastic move into spring setting all surfaces up perfectly for the season ahead.
The fortnight ahead
The bunkers at the 12th and 1st will be complete, however these bunkers will not be opened until the start of the season proper. Woodland work will begin throughout the course with an aim to clear woodland edges and open vistas across the course. The work completed in previous years has had already a significant effect to turf quality and playability.