Thursday, 2 February 2017

Winter works february 2017

20/2/17 Swailend 4th tee getting screening boards  put in .
20/2/17 Swailend 4th tee soil getting added up to level of boards.
8/2/17. Hawkshill 5th greenside bunker ( one on the right before green) . New face being built.
9/217. Hawkshill 5th greenside bunker ( one on the left nearest green ) New face getting built . Years of edging on this bunker has meant stones from the exposed sand face were falling into middle of bunker , so new re vetted face will stop this happening.
9/2/17. The process of building up a new face is strips of turf are laid on top of each other ( on top of a solid base), making sure joins are covered by next layer ( in a brick wall style) until you reach required height , soil is backfilled behind face as its built to stabilise it.  

2/2/17. This was a big task , but staff were up to the challenge and worked hard to have all drains dug out , pipe installed and  filled up with stones  in  1 week . Great effort !

These two notices are in clubhouse notice boards for your info

Adverse weather Policy.

10/2/17. 5th greenside bunker on Hawkshill , face is now complete and ready for turfing around the top.

10/2/17. looking good. This will prevent stones falling off face and ending up in the bunker sand.

10/2/17. Greenside bunker on left of 5th hole Hawkshill . Old face was getting rather high after years of edging , new face getting put in to help make bunker more appealing and easier to maintain.
15.2/17. Deputy Head Stephen Brown applying another liquid Winter turf hardener. .  
15/2/17, Final box tee at 9th Hawkshill getting screened.
16/2/17. New sharpening grinders arrived . This is the bedknife(sole plate) one now in place.This is so beneficial to the club as this will help keep blades sharp on all machines right through the season, and for future sharpening.

16/2/17. 5th bunker Hawkshill greenside , the revetted face now completed. Also greens getting another deep spike .

16/2/17. 5th bunker Hawkshill , one that's 20 yards back from green now completed.
21/2/17. 2nd hole on Hawkshill , turf getting laid back down . 

20/2/17. Greens on Hawkshill getting a roll and cut after the spiking . 

20/2/17. Greens looking good for this time of year.

21/2/17. Staff doing a great job with the 2nd hole turfing  work, a lot of turf to lay down.