With an improvement in the weather over the last couple of weeks work to the final phase of bunkers continues to progress. Around half the bunkers now have sand in which will be left to settle before re checking levels and adding more sand as required before opening. Members are reminded that the bunkers have been white lined/roped off, marked as G.U.R. and will remain out of play. In addition heather turfs have been transplanted around selected bunker edges with a small copse of pine trees planted on the corner of the 14th hole, thus in-keeping with the over all design and character of the course. The aim this week is to complete another 700 squared metres of turf by Friday around the 11th approach/12 tee. The plan is to use the larger rolls of turf (24m in a single length) which have the advantage of allowing us to lay a much larger area in one go. With fewer joints the turf should knit together and establish the tee before spring. Elsewhere the greens have been brushed and cut along with the tees. The brushing stands up any straggly growth over winter and gives a clean tighter cut.
The golf club have invested in a defibrillator which is located in the clubhouse. All staff have received training in Emergency First Aid. The defibrillator is a fantastic life saving piece of equipment which anyone can use. In the event of an emergency is it reassuring to know your chance of survival is greatly increased. As we head towards the weekend the forecast looks set to remain chilly with the chance of a light shower. Spring is (hopefully) around the corner with the course in as good a shape as it has ever been for this time of year, fingers crossed the weather remains on our side and we complete the remaining work to the bunkers!