- Verti-draining greens, tees and areas such as paths and worn parts of green surrounds. This aeration work is probably the most essential winter renovation task as it alleviates the compacting effects of golf and vehicle traffic.
- Gorse coppicing to rejuvenate old leggy gorse, mostly on the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th holes.
- Sapling cutting in the rough and gorse to prevent the course turning from heathland into woodland. We remove large numbers of seedlings every winter and without this work the transition to woodland would be surprisingly rapid.
- Topping up sand in the bunkers where it has blown or washed away.
- Renovating the bunker left of the 3rd fairway. (Don't worry - although it looks very deep at present, the final sand level will be similar to that before work started. We're digging out deep because this area is very stony and we intend to put in a layer of clean soil to prevent stone being brought to the surface.)
|Neil and Danny working on the 3rd bunker - some of the stony areas were so compact that a pick axe was needed to loosen it|
|Andrew and Shane topping up bunker sand|