Thursday, 2 February 2017

Winter works february 2017

2/2/17. Swailend drainage works on the 11th hole. This is the laterals getting put in .
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.

Monday, 30 January 2017

January 2017 winter works

30/1/17. Swailend 11th hole .Drainage track down left rough , this will be the main drain on this hole ( 225mm pipe ) which will connect to the big main drain  (300mm pipe) that runs down from 6th hole to the pond at 8th

30/1/17. Staff have been hard at it today . 

30/1/17. Two dumpers going , this keeps the digger busy.

30/1/17. Staff all wrapped up . Temperatures were at -7oc in the morning.  

30/1/17. Laterals with (100mm piping) will be attached to the main drain from the fairway.

30/1/17. The drains on the fairway will remove the surface water that has been an issue on this hole. 

30/1/17. Drainage coil piping all positioned ready to be installed.

30/1/17. Callum from PTM PLANT HIRE  doing a fantastic job . 

30/1/17.  As you can see its a long main drain  (240m long) .

Friday, 27 January 2017

January Winter works

26/1/17. 12th tee Hawkshill . Soil/Sand rootzone now on the tee and bankings shaped. Screening to level top , still to be done.

23/1/17. 2nd Hole Hawkshill. first bunker now filled in and area landscaped around it..

Friday, 20 January 2017

Winter works

19/1/17. Work starting on the 2nd hole Hawkshill. Turf removed and digger starting to excavate the soil.

20/1/17. Soil is removed first and stock piled , then sub base is taken down to suitable levels . Soil is then put back down to a required depth.

20/1/17. Drainage will be put in where required and attached to main drain on fairway . The bunker around the corner will be raised to make it more visible from tees . Area before bunker will now become fairway (where 1st bunker used to be) .

Monday, 16 January 2017

Frost Policy and more winter work.

17/01/17. New shape of 12th tee. More rectangular.

18/01/17. 12th tee Hawkshill . Drain going in along edge of tee. Irrigation pipe will go in along side.   

18/01/17. 18th bunker Hawkshill . Turfing going down on bankings .


18/01/17. New shape is looking good/

18/01/17. Once turf has been laid all the way around , sand then gets pushed up the sides of face so balls will run down into the bunker.
19/01/17. Turfing now done.


19/01/17. Drains all dug out on 12th tee Hawkshill , away to be filled with 20mm crete,

Friday, 6 January 2017

Winter work January 2017

5/1/17 . Middle box tees at 9th  on Hawkshill . Turf removed and soil getting cultivated .

5/1/17 . After cultivating soil, levels are set , then screening boards are  put in.

6/1/17. 18th Bunker Hawkshill  on the right hand side of green. New revetted  face getting done. Shape changed slightly . 

6/1/17. Area to the right hand side of  bunker getting filled in as was difficult to keep sand up face . kept getting washed down.. 

6/1/17 . This will make this area easier to cut and manage .

09/1/17. Forward box tee at the 9th Hawkshill , screening has been finished now  ready for turfing

11/1/17. Middle box tee at the 9th Hawkshill, Turf  was removed and cultivated with  more soil added to bring up levels. Screening boards now to go in.
16/1/17. Hawkshill 9th tee . Existing turf that was laid aside is now  getting put back down on forward box tee .

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Winter work January 2017



16/1/17. 12th tee Hawkshill . Turf removed and soil removed .

16/1/17. Once soil has been removed the sub soil will be moved around and levelled to create new base for tee. 
16/1/17. The narrow part of tee will be filled in to create a more rectangled tee shape.

16/1/17. 5 inches of soil was removed to reveal a solid sub soil which as you can see from the picture wouldn't let much water pass through it . Also root depth was severely restricted due to this. .