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This Weeks update and Pitch Marks

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Wet Conditions And New Bunker Rake Placement

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May Means ..... And Farewell to an Icon

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My thanks to the staff for their efforts, doing a tremendous job during my leave keeping the course ticking over to the very high standard we have all come to expect. Thankyou.

Well May is upon us and for the course team that means major events with the Captains Cup, Pro Am, Capel Cup, the New Stoney Creek 3 ball event along with SWDLGA pennants all being played this month, this will mean our primary focus for the month will be course grooming and maintenance preparations for these events to present the course in its finest. 

The greens are now at a height of 2.8mm which will be maintained for this month with increased cutting (double cuts) as we draw closer to these major events, the cooler weather has slowed the greens growth rates with a subsequent spike in pace with our focus on a smooth true roll.

During Autumnall warm season turf areas (Tees, Fairways and most Surrounds) were fertilised with a slow release fertiliser to sustain the turf through the winter months, this practice has …