Saturday 24th February 2018
The weather this week has been extremely wet however we’ve been able to focus on the drainage work needed on the 15th green. We’ve dug a trench and put a pipe in to the drain at the back of the green on the right, and we’ve dug a large sump at the back of the green on the other side. We couldn’t get the tractor in to help dig the trenches given how wet the green was, so all of the digging was done by hand. Several tons of mainly clay have been removed from the green and they’ll be replaced with stone chippings, sand and top soil. The green will he deep hollow tined and top dressed as soon as the weather provides us with a dry enough surface for the tractor. The aim next week is to edge all of the bunkers, although once again the weather will be a factor as snow is a possibility. The drainage ditches next to the 2nd green have been filled in, most of the piles of branches around the course have been burnt, and we aim to start moving the piles of logs from some of the copses.