Thursday, 24 January 2013

Well it arrived!

As you can see from the picture below the snow certainly came and unfortunately is still hanging around! The good news is however that it is melting fast and the course should be playable by the weekend. So we hope to see many of you out there enjoying your golf at EGC once again!

18th Green this morning!

During these conditions our attention turns to tree work and the 7th hole has been worked on this week. Trees left to their own devices soon become overcrowded and unsightly, so maintenance of them is cruical to protect their lifespan. When playing this weekend (fingers crossed) you will see down the left of the 7th fairway that certain canopies have been lifted and unsighly ones cleared. It will allow the good trees to continue to flourish. We are also in the process of replacing unsuitable species such as conifers and poplars, with more indigenous trees such as oaks and beech. It is a process that has been on going for many a year with members donating a tree. The only negative to this is that certain areas will look sparse for a few years until the decent trees mature. However we must remember that us golfers/greenkeepers are only here for a short period of time, therefore it is our duty to look after the land and allow it to flourish for generations to come.

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