After a record breaking wet October, the rain continued through lockdown making maintenance difficult. However, we were determined to make the most of this period, having no disruptions to work by completing some projects. The club were very supportive as always, allowing us to use contractors where needed. At times there were three separate contractors operating on the course at the same time, which took a bit of organising but I am really pleased with the results.
As with the last lockdown, it’s amazing how confident the deer become with no golfers on the course, and we saw a lot during those days. It’s good to appreciate the nice environment we have at Shirley!
Vegetation had taken over most of this pond and we were in danger of losing the feature. We hired in specialist contractors who removed the vegetation, leaving us with a lot of work to remove it from the bank. This was a great success though and worth the effort.
Whilst working in this area, we renovated the path, laying a new surface. We moved the fence slightly to narrow the path and reduce the amount of material needed.