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January 2019 Courses Report

Courses report January 2019


The weather has turned colder in the last 3 weeks with hard frosts


Aeration work was completed on the Craighead course greens, tees & fairways before the cold weather


Construction work

Craighead – the wall in front of the 15th yellow tee was rebuilt, and repair work continues at holes 11 and 12 from the burying of the electric cables

Balcomie – work is nearing completion at the 13th path of replacing all the drains and resurfacing the path after burying the electric cables

Balcomie – work has started on widening the path and building railway sleepers along the tee side at hole 15th

Balcomie – work has started on releveling the 16th tee

Balcomie – the 11th medal tee has been releveled and new steps added in the front banking and will be re-turfed at the same time as tee 16



We are mowing areas when the weather permits to keep both courses tidy


Next month

Edging/trimming bunker edges

Aeration work on the Balcomie greens & tees

Re -levelling the 16th tee on the Balcomie course

Widening the 15th tee path on the Balcomie course

Top-dressing to greens and surrounds on both courses

I have organised a Greenkeeping tour on Saturday the 23rd February, please see flyer/sign up sheet in Clubhouse


I attended the BTME turf exhibition in Harrogate

With the adverse weather, we have been repairing and painting tee benches, tee markers & posts

We have built a bug hotel to encourage insects etc, this is positioned between holes 11 & 12 on the Craighead course

We have carried out gorse management at holes 1, 4 & 16 on the Craighead course

Please check out the blog for updates on course work


Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager

Posted 06/02/2019