The players tunnel is now progressing well with the top section quickly being constructed. This should be finished by next weekend ready for reinstatement of the dunes.
Himalayan balsam has been cut to the rear of the 4th green and through to the burn at the 5th. Most of this was done using bull hooks and a hedge knife but the large area between the 5th tee and the stream was done with the flail mower on the excavator.
The Valley 5th green and its surrounds have been treated with rescue graminicide to remove rye grass and improve the botanical composition of the turf. This green will be used as a practice putting green during the Open Championship as it is close to the driving range and the new short game area. Refinement work is needed as this green should represent the greens on the Dunluce course. Graminicide treatment could be extended throughout the valley course greens and surrounds later this year and into next spring to achieve improved composition and performance of the turf.
Over-seeding will be done here this week to fill any spaces left in the sward.
Turf arrived in a refrigerated lorry on Tuesday morning and the green was laid by Tuesday evening. Judging by the quality of turf delivered and the quality of prep work and laying the green may be open a little sooner than expected.
Another great effort from 1st Golf Construction!