Update on Winter Work

Good progress has been made on rebuilding and revetting bunkers on the course, along with verti-draining 60% of the greens.  However, the current spell of wet weather is delaying these major operations until such time as the ground conditions improve. Going into next week (w/c 26th) we plan to top dress fairways and tees. 

WINTER WORK PROGRAMME

The Greenkeeping staff have plans to undertake both routine maintenance and special works during the course of the winter months. This has already started with more intense preparation of winter greens to ensure the surface is suitable for putting, for a temporary period should this be required either because of frost or working on particular greens. On-going work will entail remoulding and revetting bunkers, cutting back the rough, sanding and vert-draining of greens and tees. 

W/c  12 November  =  light sanding of all greens in progress

W/c  19 November  =  vert-draining of all greens and tees.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this work causes, but by devoting time to the course in the winter it should pay big dividends during the summer season, ensuring you have a super course to play on and that visitors also enjoy their experience.

Not more sand!

“I hear this quite a lot, our aim is to get 100 tonnes of sand on the putting surfaces each year. The sand injection or coring gets around 60 tonnes in total if done biannually, the remaining 40 tonnes is used when we apply 4-5 light dressings per year. We try to avoid sanding in the middle of the season, so that leaves the winter to complete this work. Sanding firms the surface, breaks down the spongy thatch layer and thus helps to prevent disease. Believe me I wouldn’t go out and disturb the golf, not to mention blunt the mowers and spend good money on sand if it wasn’t necessary. Everyone likes greens that putt like glass, what is glass made of ? - sand!”

Des Kerr,

Course Manager.

Summer Knockout Competitions 2018 - Results

Thank you to everybody who took part in this years matchplay competitions and congratulations to the winners as follows. All vouchers are now ready for collection from the Starters.

Gents - Glen Shield

Winner - Alan West

Runner-up - George Nisbet

Losing semi-finalists - Graham Probert & Ryan Lumsden

Gents Seniors Singles

Winner - Graham McKay

Runner-up - Iain Buntain

Losing semi-finalists - Dougie Stewart & George McNicoll

Gents 4BBB

Winners - Robin Sinclair & Gavin Blaney

Runners-up - Kevin Aird & George Nisbet

Losing semi-finalists - Keith Dickson & John McMorland, Stewart Mercer & Stuart McGillivray

Mixed Foursomes

Winners - Sheila Blackwood & Colin Fairgreave

Runners-up - Tom Rintoul & Anne Lafferty

Losing semi-finalists - Tom McGinley & Ann Nimmo, Dave Adams & Diana King

 

GENTS OPEN WINTER STABLEFORDS

As in previous years we will be running Gents Open Stableford competitions throughout the winter months.  These will start tomorrow Thursday 18th October and will be held every Thursday through the winter.  The entry fee for visitors will be £15 and for members will be £2.  Visitors wishing to enter will need to provide their full name, home club, handicap and CDH number.

(Max handicap limit 28)