COURSE WINTER POLICY 2018/2019

COURSE WINTER POLICY

29th  October  to 31st March

  • Mats will be in force for all tees and fairways
  • We advise to use winter wheels on trolleys or if possible carry a bag
  • Buggies to be assessed daily
  • Course closure will come into play in adverse conditions
  • All bunkers will be GUR areas
  • Temporary greens will come into play in poor weather conditions
  • When temporary greens have been cut and circled with yellow paint they become GUR areas please lift and drop off green
  • Holes and greens may be closed or shorted this is to allow staff to work on these areas

 

REASONS FOR COURSE CLOSURE/TEMPORARY GREENS

Heavy rainfall, Flooding,High Winds, Frost/Ice,Snow,Unsafe conditions

FROST IMPACT ON GREENS

WHITE FROST

White frost damage is caused when the leaf of the plant has been damaged

Due to golfers walking on the greens this causes blackening and puts the plant

under stress so temporary greens must come into play

DRY FROST

If we have a long period of frost and no whitening we may allow greens on

Depending on daily condition

THAWING

Once the frost starts to thaw we must allow the frost to fully come out of the ground before allowing greens back in play as we could cause damage to the roots if the soil underneath is still frozen (root break)

 

COURSE CONVENORS

Craig Young and Alastair Thomson

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