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In Memoriam - Alan Bennett15th April 2014

 Posted by CC  |  Posted in General

Dear Members

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Alan Bennett on Saturday, 12th April 2014.

Please see the attached for the funeral arrangements.

Regards

Chris

FUNERAL PAGE WITH CANDLE - Alan Bennett.pdf

In Memoriam - Roland 'Bill' Hill11th April 2014

 Posted by CC  |  Posted in General

Dear Members

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Bill on 31st March 2014.

Please refer to the attached notice for the funeral details.

Regards

Chris

FUNERAL PAGE WITH CANDLE - Roland (Bill) Hill.pdf

Renovation week 7th – 10th April 20147th April 2014

 Posted by CR  |  Posted in General

Renovation week will consist of hollow tining the greens with 8mm hollow tines down to a depth of 2″ then dressed with 30 tons of Ruffords no3 topdressing while Verti-draining down to 7″.

Monday: Verti-cut and hollow tining greens with possible 3 temporary greens in place.
Tuesday: Hollow tining greens then verti-draining will commence with possible 3 temporary greens in place.
Wednesday: Verti-draining greens and topdressing applied and brushed in, 2 temporary greens in place.
Thursday: Verti-draining greens and topdressing applied and brushed in, 2 temporary greens in place.
Friday: Course presentation and final brush on the greens.
Weather forecast looks good so I'm hoping for not too many delays.

The reasons for this essential work is to keep the greens in good condition and playable for most of the year. The last year has been a great test for our greens and I think you all would agree they have performed well with no temporary greens or disease out breaks, this is a testament to the plan that was implemented way back in April 2003 when I took up the position here at Shooters Hill Golf Club. Since then 4″ of thatch has been removed and replaced with 3″ (980 tons) of the most suitable topdressing available in the UK. The easiest thing to do now would be "nothing" but that would be the wrong thing to do unless we want to go back to soft, slow, bumpy, diseased scarred and temporary greens. The most difficult job now is to keep them this way with the least amount of disruption to play and keeping thatch from increasing. The work above is the least we can do for now and will take up to 2 weeks to recover weather permitting and will reduce thatch, help surface water percolation while keeping the surface firm and true for play this summer. Photos will be published on the blog throughout the week to keep you informed of the progress.

click on link to get to blog http://shootershillgcgreens.wordpress.com/author/shootershillgcgreens/

COURSE INFORMATION27th March 2014

 Posted by CR  |  Posted in General

The course is open today , and the buggies are in use. 

Course Information25th March 2014

 Posted by Tw  |  Posted in General

The course is open today , and the buggies are in use.