Monday 20th June 2022
Summer is finally here, and there’s never been a better time to get out onto the course and enjoy the sunshine!
It’s been a busy few weeks at the club, as June got underway with some fantastic celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
We recently enjoyed a great Club Championship competition, with the greenkeeping team working hard to ensure the course was in pristine condition. Very well done to all the golfers who participated. With the sun shining it was a magnificent day for golf, and great to see everyone competing for the win.
We have now crowned our champions Shwetha Ramu and Tanveer Abbas. Having practised hard all year round you both deserve the win, so on behalf of The Club at Mapledurham a massive congratulations from the whole team.
Open Air Cinema
On Friday 27th May we had our first open air cinema event of the year! Mamma Mia went down brilliantly, as Abba are currently celebrating their 50-year anniversary.
As the months go on, we will be hosting more events designed around family fun here at Mapledurham! We will be looking at another Open-Air Cinema later in the year as the nights draw in. Let us know some suggestions for our next showing!
We are excited to announce we have a new business joining our treatment room! Nicky from Elegantly Enhanced will be joining the team offering a wide selection of treatments from dermal filler, vitamin shots and dermaplaning, to name just a few. Get in contact with reception for more information on prices and booking. Nicky will be offering 10% of treatments from 30th June all the way through to the end of July.
The team has been working so hard out there, and the condition of the course shows that the hard work does pay off.
Over the last couple of months we’ve seen plenty of sunshine and some out of sorts rainfall, falling very heavily at times. We saw 22mm of rain in April and 49mm in May. The course has stood up to this really well due to all the aeration we completed earlier in the year.
The comments we are receiving about how good the course is at the moment are brilliant, and I believe we are in a very good place at this time of year. Every week we are doing something different to the greens, whether it be solid tining, scarifying and applying a dressing of sand and regularly applying fertiliser.
The long rough has been sprayed and is now thinner than last year. We will be spraying it again soon with more weed killer to take out all the clover and other weeds present. There has been an area cut out at the bottom of the 9th fairway to help with the majority of members not being able to reach the fairway.
All areas are being cut on a regular basis. Tees and approaches have been sprayed with iron and urea. Tees have also been sprayed for weeds.
We currently have a few machines out of action at the moment, which is out of our control while we wait for parts to arrive. Over the next couple of months we will be carrying on with aeration to the greens and applying more sand to help with the organic matter percentage and loss of ignition.
Topping up of bunkers will continue, and we will be removing stones whilst we do this.
Unfortunately, we are going to be losing a member of staff in the next month so will be advertising for his position to be filled. However we will also be putting two team members on their NVQ level 2 which is good news.
The edging and weeding of bunkers is being done on a regular basis. Hand watering is essential at this point, as even though our watering system is working well we still need to keep on top of the hotspots.
Now that the Club Championships have concluded, we will start sheeting the greens at night taking a green out of action at a time as we do have a problem with leatherjackets. You may see that on some greens there is some pecking damage and doing this procedure will help with the damage. Finally, the 18th tee/pathway has seen a new knee-high fence put in.
Win PGA weekend tickets
It’s competition time! We want to see your favourite memories on the course, at a golf event or enjoying a post-game lunch with friends. To enter, add your photo to the Facebook competition post as a comment with the hashtag #GolfLife or email it to email@example.com.
You Asked, We Acted
A member request that kept being submitted to us was to host more member events, so we researched what would be best received and decided to run an open-air cinema event which was very successful. Please do keep your suggestions coming!