Wednesday 3th March

The course this week is still hard with frost.

Allowing us to continue with our gorse management programme.


We raised the tractor bridge on the 17th fairway,

by taking off the concrete sleepers first, raising the girders and putting two rows of concrete blocks down.

Once blocks were dry, we lowered the girders and replaced the concrete sleepers.

Then, Sandy used his brick building expertise to blend in the bridge to the wall in the way of a taper.

Or maybe he was just hiding from John Philp.

Other jobs included strimming rough Sea Lyme areas close to play, painting course furniture in the shed and lifting turf from the 2nd white tee.

At the 2nd tee we plan to lift all the turf and place on polythene, level the tee then replace the turf. Hopefully a mild spell of weather will let us finish this job before the end of the week.

Tuesday was the Bigga (The British and International Golf Greenkeepers) Scottish Conference, which included talks from :Gordon Mckie, Course Manager Old Course St Andrews and S.T.R.I (Sports Turf Research Institute). This was attended by John Philp, Craig, Kevin and Steve.