April Course Update
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April Course Update


Firstly, we would like to thank you for the many kind comments regarding the course, generally, and in response to our course update last month. It is much appreciated and we are delighted that you are enjoying the course.

We plan to update you on a regular basis of work completed/in progress/in planning.

So, without further ado, here is the update for the last couple of weeks and for the rest of April.

The irrigation on the 7th tee and practice putting green has been upgraded.
 
Tall Fescue (seed) has been purchased for newly cultivated areas. It will be seeded directly, but these areas should be treated as G.U.R. until notified otherwise.
 
We are starting to treat new turf to bring it into play; i.e. scarification (to encourage vertical grass growth, as opposed to lateral) and lowering the height of cut.
 
We have introduced another mower to cut tee’s, collars and aprons. This releases a cylinder mower to cut around tee's, into carries, around fairways, encompassing fairway bunkers and greens, which will give a cleaner and finer finish.
 
New tee’s have been seeded and fed.
 
Sand dressing on tee’s and wetter fairway areas (notably 7th) has begun.
 
Verti-cutting greens with light sand applications will be started next week – essential during April (limited disruption).
 
Aeration will be continued fortnightly during April.
 
We are liquid feeding the greens now until hollow coring in June-August, when we will utilise a more intensive solid feed to aid quick recovery from this essential renovation.
 
Opening the par 4 10th tee
Tree surgery will be carried out to open the 10th tee and O.O.B. will put in place.

A general request for players to play this hole as designed (which will be clear by the cut of the fairway and the shape of the trees) - not to cut corners. The onus is on YOU THE PLAYER to make sure it stays open
 
Driving Range
6 new mats are in the driving range as of this week and the outside bays have been upgraded and extended. Cultivated areas will be seeded.

Another request here, until we have some nets in place: please use short irons on the outside bays. The covered bays can be used for longer irons and drivers.
 
Final request:
Where possible, please replace divots on fairways and repair pitch marks.

 

To close, we are delighted that for the whole of winter, we saw no cause for temporary tees or greens and required no trolley or buggy bans, which was not possible for other local clubs. We are looking forward to the season ahead.

We hope you are looking forward to enjoying more golf at Theale Golf Club.

Steve, Nick and Julian


 
Another addition (upgrade) ...
 
The Gazebo on the patio has been treated to a new roof and some fresh paint. Previously just a canvas canopy, this roof designed and constructed by member Stuart Challis, will now withstand all weathers. It looks good too!
...and a nice spot from which to enjoy the view...
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE CLUB SOON

Spring has sprung at Theale Golf Club...
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