Sunday 8th July 2012

Rain and more rain.

Back to a normal cutting routine after the Ladies Amateur.

This week we have been keeping a close eye on the rough. With the wet weather, we decided to cut areas back, two bouts outwith the semi-rough at 4 inch, to speed up play.

Talking of a close eye. My first week in charge has been a struggle trying to keep tabs on this guy, Dangerous Jimmy. Blink and he is off!!

Our greens nursery to the left of the 5th hole is coming on. Not bad after a few weeks at least the weather is good for somethings. 

On Friday we had a charity golf group out on the course early. Next stop after Carnoustie was Panmure then off to Monifieth for another two rounds in the same day!

Out on the Buddon, things are ticking along nicely.

The above two pictures are of what will be the new 10th green.

Where the 12th green is situated now will be the 11th tee.

Site for the 11th green.

11th fairway.

12th tee.

View from the back of the 12th green.

View approaching the 12th green.

A lot of heather was saved from the 12th green area and this will be used again possibly on bunker faces on the new holes.

Digging out sand from which will be a new lake.

All materials on the site have been re-used, here is our old dump. The material has decomposed over the years leaving a very good topsoil which can be used for divot mix or construction on all three courses