Greens Update August/September

Dear Member,

Just a short update to let you know about some further planned work on the course over the next couple of weeks.

On Thursday 8th we will be deep scarifying the greens using Korro technology. This is the next phase of improving the health and consistency of the course greens. You may remember in an earlier update I mentioned we had an agronomy survey undertaken regarding the thatch levels. This deep scarification which we will do late summer and spring each year will help to reduce the thatch, improve drainage and make the surfaces much more consistent. The process is fairly invasive so the greens may not look as normal for a few days as we will also be top dressing and over seeding at the same time.


in addition to this the final element of this years drainage programme will be completed with the sand slitting on the 3rd and 7th which we deferred during the heatwave. We do not have a confirmed date yet but once we know the blackboard near the locker rooms will be updated.

The team will also be reseeding the trench slits plus top dressing and over seeding the tee’s which were badly affected due to the drought conditions. Hopefully the promised showers will arrive giving us perfect conditions for seed to germinate and allow the damaged areas to recover.


Finally a shout out to our assistant green keepers Jake and Adam who have worked really hard whilst Jon has been away with his family enjoying a well earned break. The guys have battled another dry spell mowing and watering the greens daily even over the recent bank holiday. 

Enjoy your golf


Neil Johnson

Chair of Greens