Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Firstly please allow me to introduce myself as your new Course Manager at Bush Hill Park Golf Club, it’s never ideal that you start a new job then within 6 days start the task of greens renovations, although this is an essential part of producing good quality and healthy greens for the months ahead.
Thursday 28th October 2021
It has been an unusually wet summer which has kept the course lush, and green compared to other years, when the sun can make the fairways a little parched.
The vigorous growth and depleted staff numbers has resulted in the greenstaff and our machinery working flat out to keep growth in check, which has been exhausting at times.
Losing two experienced greenstaff over the last 18 months has been made more difficult with the reduction of young greenkeepers coming through the ranks, and the lack of greenkeeper movement within the industry.
Friday 9th July 2021
It’s been a very busy period with lots going on, and the big task of preparing the course for a Pro-am and two captain’s days in the space of four days!
With a man down leaving only four, we worked tirelessly to make up the shortfall and prepared the course on each of these days to a very high standard, and I thank my team for the very early starts and late finishes to achieve this.
The recent wet weather has helped keep the course lush and green, but has increased our workload in keeping growth in check, meaning many surfaces needing multiple cuts per week.