The stimp on Friday morning was 8’ 8”, not bad given the persistent drizzle that prevailed until late morning.
Growth is strong. The greens are now being cut at 3.75 mm which is the regular summer height with an occasional reduction for major events such as the County Stroke-play later in June and the Club Championships. The rough mower broke a drive belt: a replacement had to be ordered from the States! Fortunately, we still have the old Pro-Flex.
The new extra slim pins are in position, topped off by our Centenary flags which have come back well from the laundry. Two new ball washer/bin units are now in position, by the 3rd Red tee and on the 9th.
The delivery time for course capital equipment is of concern. There is no sign of the fairways mower we ordered in October. Previously such items were delivered within 3-4 months but now wait times of 18 months and more are typical. We might need to start thinking about our 2025 requirements.
The surrounds of more than one bunker on the course are showing significant wear - particularly the 7th greenside and greenside left on 8. Members are reminded there is a club bye-law forbidding trolleys being taken between bunkers and greens, intended to prevent this problem.
21 May 2023