The greenkeeping team moved into the new facilities last week and were today joined by Darren Clarke, Stephen Watson of the BBC and some of the key people involved in the construction.
Dunluce links has seen the last of the members tees levelled and re-turfed which brings us to a total of 8 tees plus additional winter tees throughout the 2 courses.
The team have done a super job!
Bushes have been removed throughout the links using a 5 ton digger and cleared areas have been sprigged with marram grass by our divotting team.
Due to the Course changes new yardage and information posts were required for both courses and also new directional signage. Arnold Shaw, one of our Greenkeepers has taken on all of the construction of bins, signs and tee posts. He has a purpose built workshop in the new sheds to carry out his work.
All greens were aerated to a depth of 200mm in December using a 12mm diameter tine. This has been carried out again on the Dunluce greens but this time with a smaller 8mm diameter tine. Greens were then ironed and are very true for the time of year.
Dunluce greens 2 & 8 have been tined to a depth of 200mm with a 16mm diameter solid tine and holes sand filled. It is a tedious job for the greens staff but the benefit will be seen this spring/summer