I have been away on leave for the past week during which the Course had 55 mm of rain. I would happily go on leave more frequently if this was always the case. We have now had 101 mm of rain this month which while not solving our current problem, has certainly greened the place up a little. The Greens and the Surrounds continue to be of a high standard and show what can be achieved with the appropriate water and fertiliser levels. These are the only areas we can now fully irrigate under the current budget. It is frustrating but lets hope the much needed water project reaches a successful conclusion this year. This with the programmed under-sowing of new grass into the Fairways in Autumn for the coming years would see a significant improvement in playing standards.
The bunkers will next week get a much needed overhaul now that it appears the strong winds have disappeared. The wind moves the sand around undoing any work we do so it is best to wait until the worst of it has gone. I also hope to sand the Greens on Monday after they were verti-cut this week.