Friday, 3 May 2013

1st Major of the year - Spring Meeting

Getting those stripes burnt in

The Greenstaff have been busy this week preparing the course for our first major of the year, the Spring Meeting. It's been a great week and has allowed us to prepare the course in beautiful conditions. This time last year it was pouring down and we had to postpone the event at that time. What a difference a year makes!

A lot of effort goes in to building up to a big competition. Greens are moved on a little, bunkers given that extra spruce up and course definition is top of the list. Long hours are needed, but it is worthwhile when you see the course in the finished article. Over 100 members will be playing this weekend and with the forecast decent, the greens will be firm and fast. On Friday morning they were stimping at 13 feet, so make sure you get on the rightside of the pins with your second (or third) shots. The new 13th back tee will be in play and we wish all competitors good luck this weekend. You may need it!

Pins being marked out this morning

New 13th tee being given some water

Guys hard at it!

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