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Richard Johnstone
Course Manager

 

Winter Maintenance Projects 2016/17

 

Hole 1         

*          Re-turf worn area at end of pathway at tee

*          Re-model bank at the rear of green to remove unnatural ridge and replace with a more natural run off.

*          Coppicing and thinning of trees and scrub behind the green

Hole 2         

*          Coppicing and thinning of trees and scrub that surround teeing grounds

*          Re-turf worn area at entrance/exit to teeing ground

*          Lift, raise and re-turf compacted wet area at front left of green

Hole 3         

*          Try and establish a gorse and broom barrier between tee and roadside

*          Re-turf worn area at the end of the pathway at tee

*          Trim back vegetation overhanging Lochloy pavement/road

*          Coppicing and thinning trees and scrub that runs parallel with hole

Hole 4         

*          Re-turf worn area at end of pathway at tee

*          Coppicing and thinning trees running down left hand side of hole

*          Deep aerate and sand top-dress wet area at left of green

*          Re-turf area at start of pathway leading towards 5th tee

Hole 5         

*          Re-turf worn area at teeing ground entrance/exit

*          Re-turf worn area at end of pathway leading to fairway

Hole 6         

*          Re-turf worn area at entrance/exit to medal tee

*          Re-turf worn area at end of pathway leading to fairway

*          Try and establish a gorse and broom barrier between fairway and Lochloy road

*          Remove two obsolete fairway bunkers that encroach 5th fairway

*          Deep aerate and sand top-dress right hand side approach to green to firm up wet compacted area

*          Re-turf worn area at green exit/pathway towards 7th tee

*          Trim back vegetation overhanging Lochloy Road

Hole 7      

*          Re-turf worn area at tee entrance/exit

*          Re-turf worn area at end of pathway leading to fairway

*          Excavation of the pond and waterways to remove the build up of silt and reeds that are restricting and impeding the normal passageway water flow

*          Coppicing and thinning out of the trees and scrub that run down the left hand side of the hole

Hole 8    

*          Re-turf worn area at pathway leading to 9th tee

*          Excavate ditch at right hand side of hole to remove silt and reed build up

Hole 9    

*          Re-turf worn area at end of pathway leading to fairway

*          Coppicing and thinning out of the unnatural trees running down the left hand side of hole

*          Coppicing and thinning out of trees and scrub running down the right hand side of hole

*          Removal of single birch tree encroaching fairway at 300 yards from tee

*          Re-develop original fairway bunker at left hand side 100 yards from green

*          Removal of single birch tree encroaching fairway at 100 yards short right of the green

*          Removal of single birch tree at left hand side entrance/exit to green

Hole 10  

*          Re-turf worn area at pathway leading from medal tee to fairway

*          Coppicing and thinning out of trees, gorse, whins and scrub at right hand side of teeing grounds

*          Excavate ditch at right hand side of hole to remove silt and reed build up

*          Removal of group of unnatural trees on left at dry stone bridge

*          Coppicing and thinning out of trees and gorse running the length of hole on right hand side

Hole 11  

*          Coppicing and thinning of trees running parallel with hole on both sides

*          Removal of four trees short left of the green

*          Re-construct revetted bunker at front left of green

Hole 12   

*          Re-turf worn area at end of pathway leading to fairway        

*          Coppicing and thinning of trees running down left hand side of hole

Hole 13    

*          Re-turf worn area at entrance/exit to teeing ground    

*          Re-turf worn area at end of the pathway leading to fairway

*          Re- construct both fairway bunkers at 260/280 yards off tee

*          Re-turf worn area at both bridge entrance/exits

*          Re-construct front left greenside bunker

Hole 14    

*          Coppicing and thinning of trees running down left hand side of hole

*          Re-turf worn areas at both bridge entrance/exits

*          Coppicing and thinning of trees, gorse, scrub and broom surrounding green.

Hole 15    

*          Re-establish links like rough between the tee and green

Hole 16   

*          Re-turf worn area running parallel to the yellow tee

*          Coppicing and thinning of trees running down left hand side of hole

*          Removal of the unnatural trees and shrubs that were planted along mounding down the right hand side of hole

*          Re-turf worn areas at bridge entrance/exits

*          Remove and remodel unnatural ridge at the back of green to a more natural run off

*          Coppicing and thinning of trees and scrub behind green

*          Excavate ditch running across fairway to remove vegetation at base

Hole 17

*          Re-turf worn areas at both bridge entrance/exits

*          Excavate ditch running across fairway to remove vegetation at base

*          Re-turf worn area at pathway leading to 18th tee

*          Re-construct both greenside bunkers

Hole 18    

*          Re-turf worn area at end of pathway leading to fairway

*          Re-turf worn area at pathway leading up the hill to green

 

A rough management plan has also been put in place, which will reduce the weedy/broad leaved grasses in our roughs throughout the course. This will be an ongoing project, which will be carried out throughout the winter and into spring 2017. The new Wiedenmann Super 500 and Terra Rake machinery we have purchased will allow us to flail mow, scarify and remove all of the arising’s from our roughs. Our aim is to improve the rough over the next few years by thinning it out and encouraging the finer grasses to thrive so we are left with some long, open and wispy rough. This should in turn give the course some definition but allow members/visitors to find their balls and help speed up play.