Gailes greens have recently been verti drained to a depth of 200 mm and sanded. This process has breached the hard pan layer with the sand creating new drainage channels to a greater depth than has existed for several years. Additional coring has taken place on areas of the greens that were particularly wet. Early results are encouraging and it is intended that verti draining will take place again later this month or early in March depending on the weather. There will be no application of sand at this time.
The condition of the greens and aprons will remain a priority and will be closely monitored throughout the season. As stated in December there is no quick solution and the remedial process will take time.
We have had only 70 dry days since the end of June and nearly 900mm of rain and snow has fallen. Areas of the course and numerous bunkers are flooded due to the level of the water table and no amount of additional drainage will cure this problem.
Should Members with to make any comment regarding the condition of the course, please contact the Greens Convenor or the General Manager.