Greenkeepers Blog


Greens Maintenance:

The greens were verti drained to a depth of 225mm and then the holes were left open for a week.

The next week they were hollow tined to a depth of 150mm and then 3 tonnes of top dressing was applied to fill in the holes.

The next process was to dyna core the greens which takes out a core to about 20mm. Then the greens were over seeded with creeping bent seed and the holes were filled in with a mixture of Leo zeo soil amendment and another 2 tonnes of sand.

We normally do this work late March but we brought it forward so the greens will be hopefully ready for the return of golf on the 29th of March.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Darren Wales
Course Manager



Unfortunately we are still in lockdown and no golf is being played. The weather has been against us but we have still been working hard making improvements to the course. The driving range winter tee is now finished and the 1st and 18th green side bunkers are also complete. The next bunkers pencilled in for work are the 1st fairway and 2nd green side.
We have dug out and cleared the 15th and 2nd ditches and we will continue ditch clearance if weather permits. All markers have now been painted and ball washers are also being painted and fixed if possible.

The car park has been tidied up with new shingle put in the beds. The hedge has been shaped and all brambles taken out.

Paths have been edged and topped. The next ones on our list are the 8th and 6th but this will have to wait until the rain stops.

Low branches on the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th and 16th have been taken off and a dead ash tree behind the 15th green has been taken down due to H&S. The oak tree on the 2nd has been reduced to give a better view of the green.

Alan has been working hard servicing all the machines ready for the growing season and sharpening all cylinders.

As I write this the gates and brickwork are being jet washed ready for painting in the next couple of weeks. This should really improve the look of the entrance when you drive in.

Next week the 15th of February we will be hollow tining, seeding, top dressing (60 tonnes of sand) and fertilising all greens. We are doing this earlier than normal but we thought this would be beneficial whilst there is no golf being played.

Hopefully we will see you all back in March at some point.

Darren Wales
Course Manager



Unfortunately we are now in another lockdown but you can be assured that the green staff are still working hard to improve the course for your return.

The 13th white tee is now complete after being levelled and turfed.

We have now started the driving range tee which should be finished by the end of the week. This should provide a great area to practice from during the winter months and when we have maintenance to do on the grass tee.

As you know we have had a problem with ducks so we have put reflective tape and ultra sonic motion sensors out which seem to be working.

Next week we will start re shaping, draining and re sanding the front bunker on the 18th green and all bunkers on the 1st and 2nd.
We will start verti draining all fairways and approaches and solid tining the greens. All this work is weather dependent but hopefully luck is on our side for once.

Hope to see you all again soon and stay safe !

Darren Wales
Course Manager


December 2020

Unfortunately due to the bad weather a trolley ban is now in operation. This decision was taken to protect the course so hopefully we will not have to close. Thank you all for carrying and protecting your golf course. I will check the condition every day but it looks like the trolley ban will last over Christmas to give the course the best chance to recover but do check the website and answer phone for more information.

We are continuing to work on the course including the new 13th white tee and re shaped 18th bunker. The next bunkers will be the front one on the 18th and then all three on the 1st hole. A new sleeper edge path is now finished behind the 18th green. Photos below.

The day to day work is still continuing on the course with aeration, bunker raking, hand cutting greens,collecting leaves, spraying and general maintenance.

Please enjoy your golf and hopefully the weather will improve in the new year.

Darren Wales
Course Manager


November 2020

Unfortunately, due to government guidelines the course is now closed.

Whilst there is no golf being played our reduced staff of 3 greenkeepers will undertake work which will be beneficial to the course.

The main work being aerating all parts of the course which is a lot easier and quicker when there is no golf.

• Vertidraing fairways
• Slit fairways/apps
• Solid tine tees/apps
• 10mm solid tine greens
• Spray fungicide every 2 weeks on greens to keep disease at bay
• Sarrel roll greens twice a week
• Drain bunkers
• General cutting of ;
Tees/apps twice a week
Fairways once a week
Greens three times a week
Semi once a week
• Long rough to be cut back to 4”
• Top up bunkers with sand
• Blowing and picking up leaves
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