Tree roots and presentation.

As a follow on to last weeks presentation, here are couple of pics from the 2nd hole showing the impact of White poplar roots.

As you can see, the roots have travelled over 20 metres to reach a depression on the edge of the fairway. The roots are significantly longer than that, but that was were they snapped off.
I would like to thank everyone who came to the information night. It was great to see so many people with a real interest in what we are trying to achieve.

Course Update

Despite the prolonged wet weather, work has continued to move forward on the course and with the recent dry weather set to continue, we plan to start tidying and fininshing off the drainage and tree removal.
The creation of the mounding and pond alterations on the 2nd hole are nearly ready for seeding. The top soil just needs spreading and raking off. The fescue grasses should look amazing and provide a much improved feature next to the green.

The drainage work next to the 3rd green is ready for topping up with rootzone and the frosty forecast will allow this to happen. This area will still take a while to dry out as the amount of roots is hampering the flow of water thru the soil profile. 
The drains on the 4th hole will also be topped up. Seeding will take place when the rootzone has setttled and the temperatures warm up.

The large tree roots have been removed on the 4th, 5th, 12th & 16th, but there is still a fair amout of repair work to complete before these areas are seeded. We w…

Apprenticeship Available at MGC.

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Winter work and Update.


Tree removal.

The tree removal program is now underway, with some major work completed on the car park and felling starting on the 1st hole. We are also cleaning up the remaining trees to improve playability and improve sunlight and air movement across the course. This work will continue up to Christmas and beyond depending on the weather conditions.

There are logs for sale as a result of this work. Please contact the office for details .

Flooding pics.

Just a few pics of the recent flooding and damage.

Drainage work on the 4th hole.

The 4th fairway has suffered all year with the continual rainfall. A combination of damaged drains, tree roots and issues with the outlet onto the shore have made the hole unplayable at times.
The club have provided the funds to carry out improvements and the greenstaff have been busy installing new drain lines with perforated pipe and washed gravel.
The 1st area to be trenched was close to the fairway bunkers. A large floating "cows belly" had appeared which indicated broken pipework below. A new 100mm pipe drain has been installed and connected into a servicable clay tile land drain (which was rodded). This area has dried out already and will improve even more when we dig a small extension drain to the area.

The next area to be drained was closer to the tee, near the rear of the 16th green. Large quantities of water have been running across the surface from the R/H side of the fairway and rough. 2 problems were discovered, a spring and old land drains damaged by tree roots. T…