With a little over 2 months until the Open Championship begins the R&A, Greenkeepers and contractors are working tirelessly to ensure that we are on on schedule to deliver the Championship and exceed expectation.
Conditions have been excellent for the build and some reasonable temperatures should now promote some growth for our staff to begin the final polish to surfaces.
The putting surfaces are strong for the time of year in Portrush as our growing season is later than most of the UK and Ireland.
The small percentage of annual meadow grass is now seeding which is normal for the time of year and as this ends later this month the annual meadow grass with refine while fescue strengthens.
The 1st fairway earlier this week.
I have been surprised by how close spectators will get to the action. There should be an amazing atmosphere in the grandstand surrounding 18th green.
As planned, the front 9 of the Valley Links closes tomorrow afternoon due to infrastructure build.