Friday, 24 March 2017

Winter work March

22/3/17. Turf getting laid down on the 12th tee on Hawkshill.

24/3/17. Turf getting laid on the 4th tee on Swailend .

22/3/17. Hawkshill 12th tee. Bankings getting turfed .
27/3/17. Hawkshill 12th tee looking good ,

29/3/17 . First Medal hole change of the year. Greens are looking good . Topdressing of greens will commence next week from Monday the 3rd of April, which will help smooth out the surfaces .
29/3/17. Tee board signage getting re-cemented in at 9th tees Hawkshill.. Also the four tees at the 9th have been all topdressed.


30/3/17. Course looking good when grass starts to get a decent cut .

30/3/17. Drainage lateral extended at the 8th hole on Swailend .

Friday, 17 March 2017

March winter work

17/3/17. Blocked drain between the 1st green and pond on Hawkshill. Problem was identified by the two bunkers at green  being full of water  . Pipe that goes into pond was checked with drain rods to discover a blockage . so immediate action was taken to fix it.

17/3/17, Water bubbling out from drainage stones.

17/3/17. Water was coming into the hole so quick we had to pump water out to inspect fault . The pipe was blocked and blockage cleared. We now just need to fix pipe connection and fill the hole up and re turf .
20/3/17. Drain at 18th on Swailend  in rough had to get sorted as a stone drain collapsed . New lateral was also put in to catch water along tree edge.

20/3/17 . New terra spike machine out giving Swailend greens a decent aerate to relieve compaction in the rootzone .


Friday, 10 March 2017

March work.

15/3/17. Tee at the 4th on Swailend  getting screened (levelling).

15/3/17. Bankings at the 4th tee on Swailend also getting landscaped .
15/3/17. 12th tee on Hawkshill getting screened . Turf for the top of the tee will arrive on Tuesday , and will be laid down  on the Wednesday .
15/3/17.Drainage work on the 12th hole on Hawkshill getting started .

15/3/17.12th Hole Hawkshill . Lateral from edge of fairway into side drain that runs up length of the hole in the rough .

16/3/17. Hawkshill 12th . Root break areas , turf removed as all thatched up . These areas of thatched grass act like a sponge and hold water so they never dry out and are always podgy .

12th hole rough on Hawkshill. Root break areas removed ,drain put in . These areas will be soiled up and re turfed.
16/3/17. Bunker at 10th Swailend finished , sand in play with the turf being Gur.


Please note that Fairway mats on the Hawkshill course  will no longer be required from Saturday the 25th of March.


Sunday, 5 March 2017

March Flooding on swailend

5/3/17. After heavy persistent rain on the Saturday the pond at the 8th spilled over and water gathered on the 9th hole .

5/3/17. As you can see from picture there was no way through.

5/3/17. Even in front of 11th tee there was no way through .

5/3/17. On a more positive note the drainage work on the 11th hole has worked extremely well .

5/3/17 . This area would normally be under water as well.

5/3/17. This is the area in front of the greenside bunkers at the 3rd hole.
8/3/17. Bunker at the 10th hole on Swailend . The face has now been finished , and now surrounds are  in the process of getting turfed.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Winter works March 2017

1/3/17. Bunker around corner of dogleg at 2nd (Hawkshill) getting started. Foundation getting dug out ready for revetted face to be built.

1/3/17. Bunker at 2nd Hawkshill now completed .
1/3/17. This is the view looking back to tee from the now first bunker on corner of 2nd  as you can see the original first bunker has gone.
1/3/17. Staff now starting the second bunker, which is  round the corner of dogleg at the 2nd hole .
27/2/17. Bunker at dogleg , revetted face getting built.
28/2/17. Turfing around the bunker.
2/3/17. 4th tee on Swailend getting levelled with digger . Bankings getting shaped and smoothed off as well.


2/3/17. Bunker at dogleg at the 2nd . Face getting started.
2/3/17. Face half done.
2/3/17. Face now finished . Just bankings around it to be landscaped . 

2/3/17. Swailend 4th tee now making progress.

2/3/17. Digger in from PTM plant hire to get levels set.
3/3/17. 4th tee (Swailend)  bankings getting shaped up .

2/3/17. As you can see top of tee and bankings coming together nicely .