Everyone who has played golf in the past few weeks has no doubt been astonished at the wonderful state of the golf course, following the enforced break from golf.
During the break Adam and his staff worked in two separated teams, ensuring appropriate social distancing rules could be followed. Whilst no one knew how long the break was going to last, the ground staff stuck at the task determined to have the course immaculately presented at the resumption of golf.
They certainly succeeded. Adam has been concerned about the slight discoloration of a few of his greens especially the 12th, due to leaf tip burn from fertilizer, but all greens have played very truly and provide no excuse for bad putting.
Various major works were carried out, the most obvious being construction of the swale on the 18th hole and removal of several cypresses. Vital work was also carried out installing an upgraded irrigation around the 4th and 7th greens. Almost the entire circumference of each green was dug up, new pipes laid and the surface restored now. It is nigh impossible to tell where that work has been done such was the care with which it was undertaken.
The only problem now is golfers, and we suspect secretly Adam wishes we would all go away again until spring so his masterpiece can remain unblemished.
So, on behalf of all members many thanks to Adam and his team for their skill and dedication, providing us with such a wonderful course on which to resume play.
Patrick Lockie and Zara Brookes