We can’t deny it….Autumn is certainly upon us now. The leaves have turned some fantastic colours!
It might look pretty but when the leaves start to fall it does create a bit of extra work for the team. Our course set up in the morning takes a little longer than normal as we clear all the leaves from the paths, tees, greens and bunkers to ensure The Duke’s is in excellent play condition. The golf course is looking in top form and we have had many great compliments both from members and guests that have played over the past few weeks.
This week, on top of the general course maintenance we’ve been busy preparing as we look forward to hosting the SGU Junior Championship on Sunday the 23rd October. The kids have been working really hard throughout the year to qualify and hope to be crowned Champion of Champions 2011. It’s a great event to follow as you can catch a first glimpse of the future Montgomeries and Coltarts! For more information on the event visit http://www.scottishgolf.org/
Talking of awards…I am really pleased to be able to share some of our own great news with you! My First Assistant Craig Parry has been awarded the BIGGA Patron’s Award for his support of the educational seminars provided by the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association. For our non – greenkeeper readers BIGGA provide education and training to its members around the UK to develop the Greenkeeping profession. This is the third year running that a member of our team has won this award…well done Craig!
On a final note, I thought I would share this picture of the fantastic views we enjoy every day at The Duke’s….
As always, if you would like any information on the work that we do here at The Duke’s or if you would like book a tee time on The Duke’s then please do get in touch.
Over and out,
Posted: October 19th, 2011 under course maintenance.