Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Winter work January 2017

16/1/17. 12th tee Hawkshill . Turf removed and soil removed .

16/1/17. Once soil has been removed the sub soil will be moved around and levelled to create new base for tee. 
16/1/17. The narrow part of tee will be filled in to create a more rectangled tee shape.

16/1/17. 5 inches of soil was removed to reveal a solid sub soil which as you can see from the picture wouldn't let much water pass through it . Also root depth was severely restricted due to this. .

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Winter work

All the Greenstaff  would like to wish the members a very Merry Christmas 🎄 and a Happy New Year 🎉. Hope 2017 is a good one for you's all 🏌
22/12/16. 4th tee on Swailend  , Main drain has been put in down side of tee with laterials going onto tee . Then a bed of gravel has been put down to assist with drainage , Just the rootzone to be carted in now .
15/12/16. Main drain getting installed on 4th tee on Swailend.
8/12/16. Irrigation getting laid along outside edge of tee (4th tee Swailend). 
8/12/16. Just a few boulders that were taken out of tee during renovation.
14/12/16. Laterals on the 4th tee Swailend getting dug out .

22/12/16 . Swailend 4th tee has been a major project but its all coming together now.

28/12/16. Picture taken at 08.30am (4th Hawkshill)
28/12/16.  -1oc This morning

Friday, 16 December 2016

December Winter works

16/12/16 , Our mechanic Jock Servicing , Sharpening and Repairing machines. 

16/12/16. Hand cutting greens on Hawkshill  in December ,unbelievable conditions just now .

16/12/16. Greens look amazing .

16/12/16. Members making the most of the good conditions while they last . 

12/12/16 .The path outside clubhouse down to first tee has now been finished  .

14/12/16, 9th tees on Hawkshill. Irrigation getting moved over to outside edge of tee , this will help save sprinklers getting accidentally  hit with aeration tines . Also this will give more teeing area that can be used,. (no more sprinklers between markers on these tees).

8/12/16. Drains being installed between tees at 9th Hawkshill  beside Greenkeepers shed . 
16/12/16. Fairway mower had to come out of winter hibernation to cut some fairways on Hawkshill as they were starting to merge with the rough . 

16/12/16. 18th fairway on Hawkshill
19/12/16 . New sprinkler attachment being installed to the side of box tee at the 9th ( near sheds)  Hawkshill
19/12/16. Turf getting removed from 12th tee Hawkshill . This tee will be levelled and re shaped to allow for more teeing space.

19/12/16. Middle box tees at the 9th Hawkshill . Irrigation fittings . New (MDPE) pipe being attached to old (PVC)  pipe with sprinkler attachement at the end .
21/12/16. 2nd hole on Hawkshill , turf getting taken off area that is away to be renovated .The first bunker will be removed and replaced by fairway which will swing in front of the second bunker(now to be the first bunker) . The bunker round the corner will be raised in order to make it more visible from tee. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

Winter work

9/12/16 . 9th  Box tee on Hawkshill (next to sheds) getting screened .

9/12/16 .Good to see staff happy at their work .

8/12/16 .Tees on Hawkshill getting deep spiked , This is the 4th tee.


This is good for drainage ,air movement and to promote better root development.
13/12/16 . Hawkshill , Lower box tee at 9th next to sheds nearly completed.

13/12/16. Turf removed from the two middle box tees at 9th Hawkshill .

9/12/16 .Spraying the greens on Hawkshill through the winter ( 4 applications) .This is a turf hardener to keep grass strong enough to fight off disease it also  gives grass a nice colour and promotes  a quicker grass response at the start of Spring.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

2016/ 2017 Winter work on both courses

17/11/16.  3rd bunker on Hawkshill completed . It now has a reduced face.

17/11/16   New edge all the way around.

17/11/16.  New sand added.

02/11/16.  During Renovation.

8/11/16  .Revetted face getting built.

17/11/16 . With lowered face it makes  pin positions more visible.

 16th Greenside Bunker on Hawkshill.
11/11/16 .Lowering face , first job is removal of turf.

11/11/16. Removal of soil , 12 inch taken off top.
17/11/16  . Turf laid back down.

17/11/16 .  Finished bunker.
Reinstating path surface outside club after water burst.
28/11/16. 50mm concrete base  being put down on top of sub base.

29/11/16 . Nearly complete

28/11/16 .Rubber crumb will be laid on top of concrete to a depth of 20mm .
Weather permitting the surface will be done on 12th December.
30/11/2016. Top box tee at the 9th Hawkshill  getting levelled , Screening boards are put in .

01/12/2016 . Screening done , now ready for turfing.

02/12/16 .Turf that was taken off at beginning now being laid back down.

02/12/16 .Good to get back on the greens for a hand cut after a prolonged frost . 18th Hawkshill .

30/11/16  Bottom box tee at the 9th Hawkshill , getting levels put in.
30/11/16 This tee was the worst one  out of the four box tees at the 9th.

21/11/16 Tree felling . Invasive Fir trees which were killing of the Scots Pines and Birch , were taken down.

5th Hawkshill
30/11/16 .Tree plantations getting thinned out to the right of 5th tee , this will aid  air movement.

6/12/16 . Making up winter tee markers for Hawkshill. The log markers we have on course will be taken in to get varnished .
6/12/16 . 18th bunker on Hawkshill . Away to get a new edge put in and slightly re modified .

6/12/16 .8th greenside bunker on Hawkshill  getting new edge put in .

6/12/16. A firm base is required for the turf wall to be built , so all sand on the new edge has to be removed.
7/12/16 . 4th tee on Swailend . Turf removal .
7/12/16 .Turf removed and now ready for the digger work to begin.
8/12/16 .Digger on 4th tee Swailend putting in a irrigation track.