Following a particularly dry and cold start to the year our greens have experienced limited growth. We have an extensive set of course works planned over the coming week to ensure that their playability will be returned to their normal standard.
24th & 25th April – Graden Works
A deep scarification process running every 10mm across the greens to encourage new growth, remove dead grass and inject sand and seed into the greens at the same time. This costly process will improve both the quality of play and help prevent disease moving forward. It will be necessary for us to use temporary greens during these two days, however only one or two at a time.
With the UK experiencing the driest spring conditions for 20 years, we have also had to start irrigating the greens. This is extremely unusual for this time of year and not ideal due to the cold night-time temperatures. As a result, this hand watering of the greens must be completed first thing in the morning. Those customers teeing off early may experience some standing water on the greens, however this will dissipate within 15 minutes of being watered and should not inhibit play. We are hoping this slow absorption of the water should be resolved by the end of the week.
We thank you for your patience during these works.