We have had to close the course today unfortunately due to the ground conditions being very wet and with a wet day forecast ahead.
After what was a very dry February nature has addressed the balance by giving us a wet March.
We have had 80mm (Over 3”) of rain in 3 weeks with more than half of that falling in the last 10 days and not giving us a chance to dry out enough to allow trolleys to be used.
On a positive note this wet spell will help with getting the course to a high standard in the coming weeks by helping the turf to thicken up, but at this moment it is having a detrimental effect.
Now we are heading into April the course status can change quickly and it will go from closed to open and in great condition in a very short time, it is very important at this time we do not rush the course or keep it open for the sake of it, as this can have a negative effect on conditions for weeks to come.
The major plus is that we are looking at a dry and reasonably warm spell coming over the next couple of weeks which will set us up for the season ahead, it’s just a case of being patient for the short-term before we get to it.
Thank you all for your patience through a very testing winter period in which we have recorded 412mm (16 ½ “) of rain since October and with 143mm of that being since January.
It feels as though this next couple of days are the sting in the tail before we head into spring and before we can look forward to a great season of golf.