A great photo by Simon Waddington
Essential Maintenance on the Greens
The greenstaff carried out essential maintenance to the greens earlier this week. The putting surfaces have been simultaneously scarified and injected with 52 tons of top dressing sand. This annual scarification is done to remove thatch, which is dead grass and other dead organic matter. This is an essential operation which guarantees good drainage and healthy greens. In the short term this procedure adversly impacts upon the surfaces but the greens will recover over the next few weeks.
We would like to thank the following members who hugely helped Stockwood Vale Golf Club this week with the maintenance. Many, many thanks to Jeremy Baker, Tim Frazer, Martin Walters, Terry Walsh, Arrun Brice, Simon Mattock and Clive Oldfield.
Tough conditions but a great weekend for the Club Championships. Some great scores and a few stories to tell
Congratulations to Peter Dawson on becoming the 2018 Club Champion and to Terry Walsh, winner of the Net Championships