Last update of the year
The Bunkers are now all turfed and ready to have the linings put in in January. After a visit to the Belfry the sand has been ordered and it will be the same as in the Brabazon course and the PGA National.
Below are a few pictures of the Bunkers
The left hand fairway Bunker on the 10th Hole
The Greenside Bunkers on 10
The view of the 11th hole from the tee
The left hand fairway bunker on hole 1 100 yards short of the green.
Please may I take this opportunity to wish all members and their families a very Merry Christmas and Best wishes for 2014
THE END OF WEEK FIVE
All the turf around the bunkers is nearly completed, this morning the greenstaff are just finishing the left 10th fairway bunker
Below is a view of the 10th Green
Below A view of hole 11 from the tee
Below a view of the front right greenside bunker on hole 11
Below A view of the left greenside bunker on Hole 11
The End of Week Four
After the severe winds yesterday an update of the progress
Below is a view from the middle of the 10th Fairway the greenside bunkers have had the turf laid around them, the fairway bunker to the left has the blocks in place
Below a view from just short of the green on 10
A closer look at the back greenside bunker on 10
Below is a view of the 11 from the front tee
Below is a view of the front bunker on 11
Below a view of the new bunker on the left of 11
The work is continuing on 11
The approach is having the turf laid
The right hand bunker with the turf blocks forming the outline
David The Head Greenkeeper rodding the existing drain ready to connect the new one
The left hand bunker with the turf blocks laid.
The turf blocks are being placed in the left fairway bunker at 10
The turf is being laid on the front of the 11th green
The bunker to the left of 11 green with the turf blocks in. A drain is in the process of being dug.
The turfing of the bunkers on the 1st hole is complete.
The fairway bunker short left of the green with the turf relaid
The greenside bunkers on 10 the first bunker has the turf on
A closer view of the first greenside bunker on 10
The back greenside bunker on 10
A drain has been placed in front of the left fairway bunker on 10 to stop the water running off the fairway into the bunker
We have had to dig a large drain at the side of the 10th fairway bunker to ensure the bunker doesn't fill with water
The tree stumps have been removed from the left of one
The first greenside bunker on the right of 10, the drain has been filled and the turf blocks inserted
The back greenside bunker the blocks are in and the top soil applied. The next stage is to turf the surround
The shaper has completed all his work and the green staff are busy installing the drains, placing the turf block and returfing
The 1st greenside bunker on the 10th
The back greenside bunker on 10 with the turf blocks in place
The greenside bunker on the 1st hole, the turf is starting to knit
The fairway bunker short left of the green having the turf laidSubject:
The fairway bunker returfed on the right of 10th fairway 250 yards from the tee
The drain we have had to construct in front of the tenth green to drain the greenside bunkers
The new front bunker on 11 guarding the green
The bunker to the left of the 11th green.
The shaper has finished on site today and the greenstaff will be working hard to reinstate the course over the coming weeks.
The drain across the 10th fairway has been reinsteted
The view from short of the 10th green
A view from the 11th tee
The start of a new week.
The bunker on 11 front right of the green
The greenside bunker on the left of 11
The Fairway bunker on 10 with the topsoil applied
The turf blocks are in place in the fairway bunker right of 10 fairway and the drain to the left has been filled and returfed.
A view down the first with all the bunkers in view
The bunker rightof the 1st hole with the turf being laid
All the bunkers that are scheduled to be done are nearing completion and we anticipate that Tom will be on site to sign them off with the shaper tomorrow. We are three days ahead of the schedule. The greenstaff have lot of work to do to complete the returfing of the bunker surrounds before Christmas.
We are now 2/3rds of the way through with the shaper
Tomorrow holes 10,11 and 12 will be closed and the temporary 6th hole ( stroke index 11 for comp) in play As you can see from the photos holes 10 and 11 are not fit or safe to play.
The channel running across the 10th fairway to drain the bunker on the right of the fairway
The bunker is taking shape at the front left of hole 11
The front right bunkers on 11 have gone and the back one will be reshaped
The left bunkers on Hole 1, the turfing of the surround of the bunker is complete
The top soil has been applied to the right fairway bunker on hole 1 and the turf is being relaid
The sun is shining and we are now past the halfway mark
The greenside bunkers are taking shape
A view from the right hand fairway bunker on 10
The greenside bunkers on 10
A view of the 11th from the tee
The turf has been stripped away from the front of the 11th green and work is starting on shaping the bunkers and filling in the old ones
The first left hand fairway bunker now it's returfed
The view from the first tee, as the turf is being laid you can get a perspective of what the hole will look like when it is completed
The view from just in front of the 10th tee
The right fairway bunker is visible, it has been designed to allow a well struck shot to clear it but it will catch a poor strike, the carry is approx 250yards from the back tee. The fairway is going to be widened to the left for the golfer who wishes to play a safe tee shot but will face a second shot with the water coming more into play.
The left fairway bunker on hole 10, Tom in the foreground discussing the levels in the bunker with Wayne from Lakeland
After the rain and hail this morning the photograph of the left 10th fairway bunker shows the wet clay soil, the trench is for the plastic pipe which will then be gravel filled to carry the water away from the bunker.
The work is progressing well and hopefully this afternoon Wayne will be moving onto the greenside bunkers on hole 10
The frost this morning has not held up the work, the clay subsoil on the left of 10 is not helping but the bunkers on the 10th fairway are taking shape
The new fairway bunker on the right of 10th hole
The fairway bunker on the left of 10
The fairway bunker left of hole 1 has had the turf laid around it
The green side bunkers on the first
On a sad note we have had a golfer play off the new turf near the temporary green on the 1st and a buggy drive across it
Chicken wire has been erected around the bunkers to stop balls running in. If your ball is in a new bunker area please don't walk across the new turf, the greenkeeper will collect the balls and they can be retrieved from the Professionals shop the next day.
Below is the local rule for the new bunkers and surrounding area
The newly turfed areas and the new bunkers on hole 1,10 and 11 defined by the chicken mesh and new turf are ground under repair from which play is prohibited . If a player’s ball lies in the area, or if it interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 25-1.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:
Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.
With the threat of cold weather we are pushing on. Holes 10,11 and 12 are closed but holes 1 and 2 are now open , hole one is on a temporary green as the bunker surrounds are being re turfed. The bunkers on the left of the 10th fairway are nearly finished
The first bunker on the left has disappeared and ready to be re-turfed
The reshaped bunker left of 10
The bunker front right of the 1st green is almost finished.It requires lining and filling with sand.
The green staff finishing off the other green side bunker
Blocks being placed around the edge of the right fairway bunker on hole 1
The blocks in the first left fairway bunker on hole 1. It looks a daunting shot from a misplaced drive!!!
The weather is cold and dry, the shaper has completed the first hole
The right side fairway bunker is ready for the fairway blocks Tom McKenzie has drawn a white line for the shape
The left fairway bunker with the blocks in
The shaper has moved onto the 10th hole, the bunker on the left is being filled in
A view from the tee the gap seems very narrow a straight drive is no required!!
The bunker on the right hand side of the fairway drive zone taking shape
The view the right hand fairway bunker
Paul taking a bow!!! or is he cutting turf?
The area in front of the bunker on the left near the green has been lowered the shape of the bunker can be seen
The bunkers have all had drains built in them
The turf blocks are in position around the bunker
Day Three of the Course Work
A nice crisp frosty morning. Ideal working conditions
A view from the middle of the drive zone- the greenside bunkers have been completed and the turf relaid where the old bunker was.
The left hand drive zone bunker reshaped, topsoil applied and ready for turfing.
The fairway bunker on the left side of the 1st
The area restored after the front right bunker has been removed
The new bunker just short left of the green
Dave and Paul just adding the finishing touches to the turfed area
The greenside bunkers
Course Work Day Two
Day Two Course Work
The sun is shining and we are cracking on. .The bunker short right of the green has gone, top soil applied and the turf is being relaid
Below is the front right greenside bunker. The drains have been checked and cleaned out. The next stage is to edge the bunker with blocks of turf , line the bottom and turf the surround
The shaper constructing the new bunker front left of the green
A view from the drive zone, the greenside bunkers a now visible
COURSE WORK DAY ONE
Although the weather has not been too kind work started on schedule on the first hole at 7am
The picture shows the reshaping of the land where the bunker short right of the green was. Note the lack of top soil and how dry the soil is under the turf.
The bunkers around the green will be the first to be reshaped and the new bunker on the left side of the fairway will be constructed (pictured)
Holes 1 and 2 are closed today