What length of grass do we have in our swales?
The length of grass in the swales will vary depending on the time of year but will generally be at apron height, between 10mm and 12mm.
Do we cut our rough to a standard length over the whole course?
Yes, we do. The first cut of rough is set to 25mm and the second cut is set to 75mm. As our course is set on uneven chalk downland, we have chosen these as the optimal lengths to provide a fair challenge for golfers, whilst also preventing the grass cutting machinery ‘scalping’ the course in…
Why is the grass on the bank underneath the Yew tree on the left side of the 18th fairway longer than other rough areas?
There used to be a hollow in this area which we were asked to fill in. Because this area now has new topsoil and grass, the consequence is that the rough here is thicker and healthier and grows more quickly than in other areas. In an attempt to counter this, we cut the rough in…
Why do the white Out Of Bounds markers on the left of the 15th fairway end before the diverted footpath?
The Out Of Bounds (OOB) markers are to indicate the actual boundary of the course. Consequently, the OOB markers to the left of the 15th fairway stop at the point where the footpath enters the course and runs behind the 7th tee, as this is all part of the the course. The boundary of the…
Are the stroke indexes for the holes set by the Greens Committee?
The setting of stroke indexes for the holes is the responsibility of the Competition and Handicap Committee. The stroke indexes are used for two purposes. The first is for match play, where paramount importance is given to achieving an even spread of strokes to be received at all handicap differences over the 18 holes. CONGU…
What is the Barn on the 12th used for?
The barn adjacent to the 12th green contains two large water tanks and the course irrigation system. The water is pumped from here around the whole course. We utilise both mains water supply and a bore hole supply. The bore hole is located just outside the barn in the direction of the 13th green. The…