Work on the golf course has gathered pace in the last week helped largely by the improvement in the weather. The turfing of the 12th tee/11th approach was successful using the larger rolls with a total of 1200 metres having been completed. In addition work continues to the bunker bases with a further 29 tonnes of sand having been added and compacted. The drier conditions allowed us to take advantage and pencil tine the greens. This is vital in order to keep the profile open, aiding drainage and encouraging root growth. Last Wednesday we visited the Oxfordshire Golf Club as part of the BB&O BIGGA (greenkeeping) section event. It is interesting to note that the teeing area of one par 3 hole at the Oxfordshire is larger than the 9 smallest tees combined, here at East Berkshire. This illustrates the major problem we have and the importance of spreading wear coupled with the provision of winter tees. The course remains in good shape as we head towards spring. The greens are due to receive a folia soil feed/wetting agent application this week, with the other aim being to complete the last remaining turfing to the 10th green surround. As always the weather will play an important role in all of this!.