Course Update

The irrigation works were halted for three days this week due to the heavy snow. They returned on Thursday to make good the road crossings, fit more sprinkler heads and install the system controller and PC. The course is now extremely wet and consideration will have to be given on what further work can be achieved to avoid damaging the course. Cour...
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Course Update

  Irrigation - As reported last week the contractors have been concentrating on installing the valves and valve boxes which makes good all the open holes around the course, this work should be completed very soon. Work will then turn to installing the sprinkler heads on the 1 st , 7 th , 11 th 12 th tees and the 6 th green. Next phase will be ...
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Course Update

Irrigation - Ground conditions have been challenging which has made mole ploughing difficult in some areas of the course. Tree roots have also been a problem adjacent to tees which did slow up progress. In the last ten days the pace has picked up with the 1 st 3 rd 6 th and 7 th greens and the 1 st 2 nd 4 th 7 th and 11 th tees having pipework and ...
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Course Update

Irrigation contractors are currently working on the 3 rd green having completed all tees and greens in the far field including the 7 th green and 4 th tees. Next stage will be the 2 nd tees followed by the green and tees on the 1 st . Once this stage of the works has been completed all installed pipe work thus far will be flushed through with water...
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  Irrigation The first of the sprinklers heads are now installed with the 9 th green and 10 th tees fully fitted with heads and valves. Work has now moved onto the 8 th green followed by the 9 th tees and 10 th green. 12 th green After many weeks of dressing and rolling the 12 th green will be back in play for the weekend. Their will be a few ...
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 Irrigation - This week irrigation works have concentrated on the three holes in the far field (8th, 9th and 10 th ) Work included digging out the locations of the valve boxes and installing the pipework ready for green and tee installations. From these boxes irrigation pipe will be mole ploughed around the greens and tees ready for sprinkler ...
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Course Update

  Irrigation Weather has been favourable allowing the installation all the 90mm and 63mm pipe work (ring main) to be completed ahead of schedule. Work will now start in the installation of the irrigation heads and pipework on the greens and tees. Taking advantage of the dry conditions and as the far field can be the wettest field, the contract...
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Course Update

Strong winds last weekend took out another large bough, this time on one of the Willow trees behind the 6 th green. Willow trees can be prone to loosing limbs in strong winds as they become top heavy when they mature. Unfortunately the break has left a gaping hole when viewed from the green, but in time the Willow will regenerate and plug the gap. ...
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Course Update

Last Sunday afternoon two very large limbs broke off the beautiful Horse Chestnut tree on the 9 th hole. The limbs fell during the day with no obvious reasons why, but thankfully no one was hurt when they fell. The greenstaff got to work first thing Monday morning and had the limbs cut up and removed from site within a few hours. I have reviewed th...
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Course Update

Irrigation Irrigation works has continued well this week with all the 90mm mains pipe installed. The spoil on top of the trenches will be cleared and areas made good.  Work will now turn to mole ploughing the smaller 63mm pipes which will connect to the greens, tees and approach valve boxes.  Mole ploughing is achieved by pulling the pipe...
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Irrigation Update

The irrigation project is progressing very well with over 1500 metres of mains pipework installed already. The 90mm pipe that members can see laying around the course will be trenched into the ground, this process does create more spoil but is a much quicker process. Later in the installation a smaller 63mm pipe will be mole ploughed which should m...
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Irrigation

As reported last week the new irrigation ring main was marked out on Tuesday, including the location of the valve boxes. Victor Jamieson (designer) and Ashley Proctor (contractor) were both present to plot a route around the course avoiding major obstacles such as large tree roots and major services. Phase one will be the mole ploughing of the ring...
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Course News

Levelling of the 1 st medal tee is now complete taking just over one day to complete. The tee will now be regularly top dressed and watered to help the turf establish so we can get it back into play as soon as possible. ​ Removing the turf  Once levelled the turf is laid Job completed This time of year disease is rife due to drop in night time...
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