General Manager's Notice
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Course Project & Works Update

PROJECT
Hopefully most of you have been keeping up to speed with the progress of our project, but for those who may have missed some of our communications, I can confirm that our appointed contractors will be on site from this Monday, November 5th.

The works to be completed are in the most part what has already been communicated. We will have a new path next to the 1st tee, new grass paths running down to the 1st green and some re-shaped dunes between the tee and the green. We will be removing 3 bunkers around the 1st green, and will be re-surfacing the whole of the 1st teeing area.

The 17th green is remaining in situ with the two rear right-hand bunkers being removed and the area re-shaped. The granite path will be removed and we will have new turf all the way to the fence line. The left-hand bunkers will be re-shaped in to one larger bunker, at the same time lifting the base away from the water table.

You will have already seen the tree removal near the 18th tee, both on the left and right, which is the beginning of work on this hole. We will now be turning over the ground in these areas to allow for better grass re-generation and then planting new pine trees to create suitable screening. Further down the hole we will be implementing the plan as proposed, which includes the creation of a sand scrape on the left, the “knocking back” of the dune on the left, and the building of dunes on the right to screen the driving range. We will also be removing the back right bunker and the heavily grassed small dune to the rear of the green.

As mentioned just a couple of weeks ago, during this work we will need to close the 1st and 18th holes, and the 17th will be played to a temporary green. That said, we are hoping to work with the contractor so that we can minimise disruption where possible. The plus side of this is that on any given day you may not have much disruption at all, but on others, both holes may be closed and the temporary on 17 in use. I will do my best to keep you all posted in respect to the course set up each day, but also please feel free to check the website and start sheet for the latest information.


WORKS UPDATE
In addition to the project, we will also be commencing our winter greens maintenance programme next week. The good news here is that because we cored our greens in the summer we will not be putting holes in them again now. Instead, we will be slitting the greens to encourage airflow and help break up the sub-structure in the 1st 30cm of the green base. This work causes little damage to the playing surface and after a couple of cuts later in the week, the scars should virtually be healed.

Lastly, next week sees the beginning of winter for us in respect to course set up and the potential for hole closures. From Monday you may see some tees moved on to winter tee boxes, and when it’s required, we may need to close certain holes to allow the bunker renovation work to be completed safely. Tony has agreed to keep the Pro Shop, Starter and myself updated with the course set up for each day, so we hope to be able to pass this on to you all.

As always, if you have any questions about the work that is taking place, or the course in general, please feel free to email me. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy your golf in to the winter months, and I hope the positive feedback we’ve received about the revised green’s maintenance programme this year continues.

Philip Worthington
General Manager

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Course Works - The 1st and the 18th holes are closed and the 17th hole is playing to a temporary green.