Tuesday 25th January 2022
All Courses Open
Caution Drainage Work Between 2 and 3
Play off the winter tee at the 5th.
Winter/Fairway Mats To Be Used On All Closely Mown Areas (including Par 3 Tee Boxes)

Hole #5:-

As can be seen from the image below, the two fairway bunkers have now been converted into one bunker, which has been repositioned slightly so that it protrudes out more towards the fairway and away from the trees on the right hand side to prevent future intrusion by roots, which would otherwise disrupt the lining of the new bunker. 

Revetted Turf Edge Laid Out

The two greenside bunkers have been remodelled in situ per Ken Kearney's instructions above. The same process has been followed as before, in that each bunker was first dug out, then reshaped and recontoured to encourage water to flow away from the bunkers and not into them when it rains, before being built back up again and new turf laid.

Revetted Turf Edge Now Laid Out            Surround Has Been Topsoiled In Preparation For Turf

The images below show the fairway bunker with a new porous concrete liner and freshly laid turf, before and after the new sand was introduced.

New Liner & Turf Installed - Now Ready For Sand             Fresh Sand Now Introduced

 (Fresh sand in the bunkers helps them to stand out nicely)

Lastly, the photo below shows the view from further back down the fairway, from just over 100 yards out.

The newly remodelled bunkers are hard to miss and this hole will continue to justify its low stroke index going forward!

Hole #6 summary to follow next.

Paddy Dean
General Manager
6th April 2020


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