As previously corresponded, we closed the Course for a few hours last Monday for our pest control man to come and shoot the crows damaging the course. He managed to get a few and came back later that evening to get at the nests that are around the 18th tee. Tomorrow our head green keeper, Peter, is up with another shooter later in the day to carry on the work. We will continue to monitor the success of this and adapt with different tactics to combat this issue.
We have now fertilised all damaged areas off the fairways, put down over 20 tons of soil/dressing and 1200 grams of fast growing seed. Along with that we have laid 1200 square metres of turf to affected fairways and with the help of a turf cutter we will be putting more down in the coming weeks.
The turf cutter, extra soil & more turf will also be used to complete the job we started last year on the 14th Green. This work will start next week and will be done in under 3 weeks.
With regard to the tree work around and above the putting green, this will be done either if we have a deep frost or after the 14th green is completed. Our aim here is to leave the established trees we planted to create better growing conditions for the putting green and to present the area above in a better way than before with all year round colour.
Regards, Richard Adams, General Manager