Course News March 2021

The latest lockdown period has been an extremely busy one for us greenkeepers. We have managed to get a lot of work done and progressed to woodland areas that were planned for next winter. The last month has seen us getting ready for the return of golf, which we have been looking forward too as much as you. We have been busy marking out the fine turf with the fairways getting new shapes as well as around the greens extending in places and lowering the height of cut in this area to give a new challenge. All bunkers have been edged, weeded and sand topped up, all course furniture has been cleaned and repainted to give it all a freshen up, all paths have had a new layer of red gravel and been edged and the rubber ones have been cleaned. 

On another note two members of the green keeping staff have completed their college courses, first was Conor who completed his level 3 in greenkeeping and second is Josh who completed his level 2 to become a qualified green keeper which is fantastic. I have also started my level 3 and I am really looking forward to gaining more knowledge.

The course is starting to get there and for March is looking great, let’s hope for no more lockdowns and a full year of golf. 

Melissa Winkworth 

Assistant greenkeeper