The Club Projects Page will inform members of current and future projects planned by the Club, and approved by the Management Committee. The Page will describe the Project, will list who is responsible for the Project and a projected timeline. Members are invited to contribute time, materials or any make other contribution which will aid the Project in coming to fruition. Projects will, in the normal course of events, be signalled in the Clubs' Strategic Plan.
With the construction of the deck this year, some of the old windows were replaced. It has
now been decided to complete the upgrading of the windows overlooking the course,
including replacement of the French doors in the northern wall. When this work has been
completed, the clubhouse maintenance will be up to date.
The thrust of the Strategic Plan is to continue to improve the quality of the course and hence the playability". High quality fairways are a very important part of this objective. Dethatching, as opposed to the current method of deep-coring, is considered a superior method of maintaining the quality of the fairways.
Management approval has been given for the purchase of "Sisis Veemo Mk2"scarifying equipment. This is a tractor driven machine with three independent fully floating heads and a2m working width.
The proposed tractor-drawn equipment is very efficient, enabling the entire course to be treated in one day. The thatch removed can then be cleaned up using the sweeper, with the overall result being much less intrusive than deep-coring. Interruption to play will be minimal.
Paths are identified in the Strategic Plan as a means of enhancing the appearance of the course, and as a means of reducing damage to the course by carts and trundlers, particularly in wet conditions.
Paths identified for improvement in this year's plan are Number 11 (completed), Number 18, and Number 8.
Work will progress as the grass growth slows and as Greenkeepers time becomes available.
The "Friday Club" has donated the materials for the path on Number 11 hole.
Enquiries or Assistance to Barrie Walker
8 May 2018