New flags

May the golfing season begin…New flags, cups, tee markers and bins have gone out on both courses this week, followed by refurbished benches and Causway stones for tee information next week and the following week. 

Recovery of winter tees

All of our winter tees were tined and seeded 4 weeks ago and the results are very pleasing. 

Some of the smaller tees were seeded with bar Olympic which is a very fine leafed rye which can be mown at tees height. This will be a little hardier for next winter and playing surfaces should retain some density in spite of wear.

Lynx Irrigation Operating System

We have recently upgraded our Toro irrigation operating system from Sitepro to Lynx.

This is a definite upgrade and appears to be  far more user friendly. While changing the holes for the saturday competition yesterday I was able to water all of the new greens, tees and walkways from my mobile phone on the way round.

A big thank you to Adrian Mortram RHA and MJ Abbott for installation.



Refinement work

Rescue treatment on the Valley links is now taking effect with rye grass beginning to die off.

Fairways and green surrounds have been sprayed on all of the new holes including Dunluce new 7th & 8th followed by solid tining to create holes allowing for successful over-seeding work.

The benefit of this work will be removal of coarse rye grass and more consistent surfaces. This should be achieved within the next 4-6 weeks.

Causway stones

Due to Course changes, the causway Stones have been removed from the Dunluce links and some of the Valley. All stones must be re-engraved to show new hole information. We hope to have these out on the course again in the next 2-3 weeks.