Friday, 28 August 2015

Weekly update.

Hi All. As you can imagine, it's been a busy week. Monday's task was to restore the bunkers following the weekends deluge. FYI it took 25 man hours to get them somewhere near playable. It usually takes 3 rounds of raking to get them fully sorted.  Paths are another huge labour issue. At present I am looking into more cost effective ways of maintaining some of the paths. The rest of the week has been cut, cut and tidy. The greens have continued to improve following the recent renovation work. The germination of the new bent grass seedlings are clearly visible on every green.  The greens have been ironed twice this week and will be smoothed further over the weekend.  The height of cut has been reduced gradually to 3.5mm to improve their pace. So fingers crossed weather wise, everything is ready for Captains weekend.  The Captain and I selected the pin positions on Tuesday, a beautiful morning, with all of Hopwood's wildlife in attendance. Sadly, some of the pin positions will have to be tweaked slightly over the weekend due to unrepaired pitch marks.  A sheet will be given to competitors before their round commences. Good luck to everyone who qualified.  Mark & the greens team.  Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android