Course Information / Playing Status

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Sunday 24th May 2020

Member’s golf returns to the ‘Mon’ today and the weather has obliged.

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26 thoughts on “Course Information / Playing Status

  1. April 21/20 — As golf clubs closed down the deep scarifying machine we were promised wasn’t allowed to be ‘hired’ to us.we now plan to hollow tine our greens with our own machine this week plus top dress. This will remove thatch and the top dressing will fill holes and improve the roll of the ball.Fairways are being cut today and the greens are also being cut.Generally the course is looking good and ready for members when we are all allowed out again.Respect NHS.Stay Safe

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  2. We’ve had the use of a mini digger and have prepared ‘roads’ off 9 tee. Hole 6 road. 17 hole for Astro turf. 5 ponds have been mostly cleared of weed ect. The mound right of 5 green has been removed and will be prepared for grass seed. The greens have been rolled/ tined/cut and fertiliser spread. Follow the PM s recommendations do not lapse. Be safe. 😷😷😷😷

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  3. INFOMATION It is planned to deep scarify all greens and lightly top dress in the next month it needs to be done at this time of year as the growing season starts so greens recover HOWEVER as we don’t know what the future holds with corona virus this could change quickly.As I’m 73 and advised to not go to social gatherings l will visit the course on my own and will not talk to members except at a distance.This will please some members but hey.A personal view is that members should carry an antiseptic wipe to use on all areas they touch this protects you and others,lf members need additional info contact me on the app

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  4. The tee on 16 has been filled with soil and returfed the tee markers cleaned and realigned.the tee on 3 has had the front levelled and turfed.All the summer tee markers have been painted and are ready to use..Moss has been scarifyed out on no 1 green but still more to do.All tees slit .Out of bounds post on hole 8 have been moved another 7 metres to the right BE AWARE GUR markers left of the ‘bridge on hole 8 will be removed shortly,the markers in fairway basin will remain, also the GUR markers by the left hand trees will be removed onhole8—- rules of golf apply..Summer fertilizer is in stock and the cold start fertilizer will be spread mid March.Please be aware the top car park by ground staff sheds will be used for offloading 100 rolls of astro turf tues/wed/thurs next week 18/19/20 th would members park in the clubhouse car park DO NOT use the ground staff car park.

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  5. WInter repairs update……All greens have again been slit.The rough in front of hole 16 yellow tee top to bottom has been cut by the new grass topper.greens 16 and 15 have had the side banks s trimmed.The machine maintenance continues.This week has seen heavy frost on the course which has delayed by a day the removal of turf on 16 tee because of this delay the greens will not be cut Friday this enables us to relay the turf on 16 tee Friday.apologies for this but the weather for cast for nex week is very bad and so the cut turf needs to go down tommorow

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  6. bUGGYS . Can be used from Sunday 29 only by members who need them ‘re medical reasons please keep out of wet areas.Others please walk .

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  7. NO BUGGYS sat/Sun 21/22 I’m afraid course saturated. Course winter work update 1—18 green has had extra drainage fitted and no longer floods 2—All fairways have been slit to aid drainage.3—work has started on ‘flattening several tees but the weather has prevented any more work on these tees.4—Iron sprayed on greens to kill moss and harden the grass roots also greens the blade.5—semi rough in many places has been cut to enable golfers to find their ball.6—All greens have been long tined (20cms deep) also all greens have been slit–this aids drainage,oxygen to the roots,and aids root growth.Also machine maintenance has been carried out.l would like thank Dean and Darren for their hard work this year.Also thanks to all our volenteers..My compliments of the season to all members and good health.

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  8. BUGGIES they will be allowed from Saturday 30 th November. This is a 50/50 decision not taken lightly due to recent rain.l would ask only those needing a buggy for health reasons to use them and all others please walk.Please only drive in
    the semi rough and keep away from wet areas

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  9. 18 GREEN……..A new larger diameter drainage pipe has been installed in 18 green this week to prevent the excessive flooding that has occurred over many years.The top surface of the western side of the green has been disturbed to fit the pipe.This area of the green is now marked GUR.This area of the green will be worked on over the winter as the ground settles.Can l remined members that any drainage hole on your line of put allows golfers to move your ballaway from the drainage hole line.Shortly some GUR area stakes will be removed ie 8 hole left of bridge and by trees.Also the GUR stakes short and right of 13 green.normal rules will apply in these areas.

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  10. Hollow tining and top dressing has now been completed . Took green staff twice as long due to saturated ground.Hollow tining aids drainage and removes the thatch layer.we are now on winter mats and rules early this year due to wet weather.Mats have been cleaned ,groves cleared out and surrounding tee areas strimmed.Please follow winter rules on sign by l st tee.Can buggy users please observe ALL signs and to stay on the road on hole number two and stay off the faiways Alan Walbyoff 23..10..19

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  11. Members ………….. Be aware that maintenance work will take place on our greens over the next week i.e. hollow tining and top dressing (improves drainage and removes thatch Alan Walbyoff

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  12. YES YES YES sorry got carried away there.RAIN coming next week greens need a downpour..Comments reqaurding course Much appreciated .members and visitors alike very happy with condition of course..We on committee along with groundstaff aim to produce the course in good condition at all times.

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  13. Saturday’s comp postponed till Sunday but GOOD NEWS green staff have agreed to cut greens Sunday earlly for the competition.If you see them shout thanks Alan Walbyoff 7 June 19

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  14. It seems there were comments ‘re the greens on sat/ Sun 24/25 th May.My blog on 23 rd May explained about the grass seeding and will last prox 2 weeks this makes the greens somewhat slower and this along with greens not cut on Saturday 24th because the ground staff had family commitments led to the greens slower than usual.The greens were cut on fri day as usual. This coming week will see the summer fertilizer applied this along with the rain we are having and greens cut next Saturday should show an improvement on all greens

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  15. Whilst our greens are where we want them to be at this time of year the easterly winds are quickly drying the top surface.The water system is on at night and some of our newer greens have additional watering during the day.The course is generally dry and we need some rain to promote grass growth. The presentation of the course is good but next week’s forcast of rain is much needed..Also thegrass on the greens is now seeding but will be cut off in next week.Still looking for volenteers ring 07840096681 Alan Walbyoff

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  16. We have vandal damage on the course overnight..A vehicle has driven on to the course causing damage to 8 and 12 greens also 12 fairway The perimeter fence was also hit down and damaged.Ground staff and volunteers have done essential repairs to damaged areas..these areas are market g u r.Because ground staff have been diverted to these repairs some the holes on some greens will not be changed for the weekend.GOOD NEWS the greens will now be cut on Saturdays for the summer, weather permitting.Alan Walbyoff 10th may

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  17. WANTED WANTED WANTED Have you got a few hours a week/or month that you could give to West Mon.We have a small number of volunteers but would like to add a few more to undertake tasks such as painting,strimming,raking grass ect.We would be gratefull for you time.Alan Walbyoff 07840096681

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  18. The second application of cold weather fertilizer was put on the greens 23rd April this fertilizer works at 3/4 degrees ground temp rather than 8/9 degrees of normal fertilizer.we believe this has benefited the grass growth during April.We have on 5 greens some small depressions these are currently being attended to by groundstaff by lifting the depression just like repairing a pitch mark – back breaking work but needs to be done.Very cutting of greens begins Tuesday 30th this improves the’flatness ‘of the greens thus improves role and increases speed which is our aim.Comments from members are positive ‘re extra speed.The east winds have not helped growth throughout the course hopefully May will bring warmer temps.Repair pitch marks please.Any questions please ask.Alan Walbyoff

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  19. Confirming that the greens could not be cut on Friday 5 th due to the greens being saturated .Also the ground is far to wet to allow buggies on the course Saturday 6th.The rain is forcast to stop Friday evening so the course should be playable Saturday although wet under feet.Will golfers please repair pitch marks so they will recover in 2/3 days rather than 12/15 if pitch marks are NOT repaired.Many thanks A Walbyoff 5/4/19 4pm

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  20. For the first ‘competition ‘of the season our course looked and played well.Verticutting took place on Tues/wed2nd/3rd .This procedture takes prox one millimetre off the surface of the greens and gives the greens a smoother surface and will give better roll of the golf ball therefore should be slightly faster.As l look out of my window at the lying snow it is doughtful if the greens will be cut on Friday 5 th.Members
    will hopefully understand if machines cannot get on the course.l remined members about the new rules including the new local rule ‘re lost ball/ and out of bounds info sheets in bar.
    Alan Walbyoff 4April

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  21. 27th February 2019
    Hope members are enjoying the great golfing weather this last few weeks. This time last year we were all indoors by the fire.
    Ground staff have told me they have cut the greens more this winter than ever before. Greens have been cut and verti-cut in readiness for an early spring and new flags have been put out. The season’s fertilizer has been ordered, committee has given the ok for a comprehensive package from our suppliers. We are hopeful of a mild spring BUT still time to have some cold weather.
    The stakes marking the out of bounds on 8 fairway have been moved 20 feet to the right to help golfers who lose balls in the GUR area bottom left of the fairway. The areas where soil has been placed will shortly be covered with turf and l’m grateful to the seniors section with help to pay for this and other areas. All grass tees sides have been strimmed and painting of all yellow/red/white markers is well underway.

    Alan Walbyoff

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  22. Work continues cutting the deep rough with the flail mower Also tee and green surrounds are being trimmed to enhance the look of the course.The greens continue to absorb water well and are good to putt on ,we believe this due to tinning of the greens and also the greens having being sprayed with an agent which allows water to pass through turf 8 times as fast as normal. Jan 2 nd Alan Walbyoff

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