Some great work has been carried out by our dedicated team this week in spite of high winds, and hail showers.
An old winter tee right of Dunluce 1st green has been removed and the ground re-shaped. This had a sharp banking relatively close to the green which was virtually unplayable if chipping into the green.
The Valley 1st tee is almost complete with the winter tee also aligned with the fairway and the mounding and hollow on the left re-shaped.
The area around the Valley starters building has been stripped of turf, re-shaped and will be turfed to create a rye grass path to the Skerries surrounded by fescue.
The winter tee on the 2nd has been removed as this was never used as it allowed players to cut the corner with a drive which endangered players on the fairway, this will be re-shaped and sprigged with marram grass.
Steep mounds surrounding Dunluce fairways and greens have been strummed and grass collected. Some of these areas have had no rough management due to the severity of the slopes and the turf has become soft which would make it difficult to find a ball. Some of these areas may be cut and collected again before the start of the season to aid denitrification of the soil. Graminicide will be sprayed where needed to remove Yorkshire fog and rye grass.