From the fairways this week
Monday 14th January
Following the completion of the 2nd tee box we now move on to work on the bunkers at the 2nd and the 4th. on the 2nd the right hand side bunker was in need of a new bunker face following years of erosion from sand splash, whilst on the 4th it had been decided that we are to divide the bunker into two like on other holes in the past such as the 5th and 17th. We began this by pulling the sand from the bunker face on the 2nd so we could work on the face later in the week and began to remove sand from the 4th bunker. Small damaged areas on the 3rd and to the right hand side of the 18th green were repaired using some of the turf taken from the 15th tee box.
Tuesday 15th January
The greens and aprons were mowed, as was the long grass area on the hillside of the 1st 17th & 18th with some tee sides around the course also being mowed. As it was pointed out by the committee the tree surgeons were working on the 3rd 8th and 9th holes trimming back larges trees and also removing some dead trees from these areas. Work continued on the 4th bunker where we removed the remaining sand and also removed the old bunker face ready to begin reshaping the bunkers.
Wednesday 16th January
We began the day by checking the bunkers and moving the tee positions around the course. following the tree work near the 3rd and 9th tee boxes we needed to clear the tees of wood chippings. Repair work to the left hand side of the 18th green was carried out again using turf from the 15th tee. Work continued on the 4th where the new bunkers were beginning to take shape. Once we had removed all the sand we began to reshape the bunkers using the materials that were removed from the 16th green when we done the drainage work at the end of last year, this was a good mix of soil and clay which is ideal for this type of work.
Thursday 17th January
Work continued on the 2nd Bunker where we removed the old face, built a new face, again using the materials from the 16th and a light covering of rootzone. We returfed this with remaining turf form the tee boxes, we then continued to work on the 4th bunker.
Friday 18th January
Unfortunately due to the snowfall from the previous day and the hard frost that followed overnight the ground conditions did not allow for us to work on the 4th bunker, however there were piles of logs, branches and chippings that needed to be removed from the 3rd and the 9th tee area.
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