We have now started work to fix the un-even and wet winter Teeing area to the 8th
After breaking ground we found that the high part of the tee was made up of a very compact layer of clay, causing rain water to run off and sit in the lower part of the teeing area. Unfortunately, this happens to be the most level part of the tee where most of the members opt to tee the ball up.
After using the rotavator to roughly level the tee we decided to add sand to help future drainage and improve the soil composition.
We then seeded the area, as can be seen from the above photo. The seed is now taking quite well.
Unfortunately, due to the tee being seeded and the fact that the hole requires predominantly irons being used, we have decided to keep the tee out of play for the 2018/19 winter to allow the tee to bed in properly.
For winter 2018/19 the yellow tees will be situated at the back of the ladies tee. During March maintenance week we will repair the ladies tee to compensate for the additional wear.
As we hopefully edge ever closer to some better weather you will start to see increased activity on the greens by our greenstaff, including mowing, tining, hollow tining, sand dressing,verti cutting and rolling to name a few !
Every week/fortnight we will be posting a question on different activities with some answers as to why and how each task is done, to hopefully give you more understanding to what goes on with your greens!
We will start this off with Pin Placements!
HOW DO YOU SELECT PIN PLACEMENTS
A number of things are taken into consideration when selecting pin positions
1- To be around 10ft away from previous hole
2- Try to keep away from previous holes that have not fully recovered
3- damage to green including disease scarring
4- To be around 7ft from perimeter of green (flag length)
5- County/Club Champs pins are selected around 2 weeks prior to comp. These areas are then avoided for the period leading up to event to allow for the best possible surface to putt on around selected pin.
6- when possible 6 easy 6 medium 6 hard positions will try to be selected mixing up front/middle and back pins
7- weather conditions
There are dryer area's to every green (believe it or not). These area's are selected during prolonged periods of rain
Next Week's Question will be about hollow tining and solid tining greens!
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