APRIL COURSE NEWS
There has been good growth on all greens and 40 tons of top dressing sand has been applied to all greens. The staff will continue to top dress over the next two weeks and over seed the fusarium patches with fescue seed as this is the quickest to germinate.
All mats have been removed from tees apart from the newly laid tees and par 3s to allow them to grown in a bit more. All mats will be removed by the 22nd of the month. The old tee area on the 16th will soon be reseeded.
1st bunker is now complete. All other bunkers have been edged and sand moved around to keep the depth uniform.
The report on the course from the Sports Turf Research Institute is now on the club website and copies will be placed in the lounge.
Staff will begin to dig out wet areas on 2nd down to gravel layer and back fill with fresh gravel.
As a result of the grant from John Watson Foundation, Souters have completed extending and levelling the putting green.
The contractors are currently returfing the 1st fairway and relaying the path at the 1st tee.
Gary Harkin resigned at the beginning of April. A new qualified greenkeeper, Craig Littlejohn from Bearsden Golf Club, will be joining us on the 2nd May.
The course was struck again by vandals over the Easter weekend. They set fire to the pump house beside the 8th tee and destroyed two of our benches by setting fire to them and throwing them into the Allander. Rakes from nearby bunkers have also been removed. Drew managed to get the pump operating again and a new door has been ordered for the pump house. The police are investigating the incident.