A view from the Shed

2016 has been a good year on the golf course here at Westridge. The fact that we have only had 617mm of rainfall, which is 247mm below average for the course, has helped. The course remains well presented, with definition being a focus. The young gorse on holes 2-4 is now becoming well established, creating a pleasant risk and reward challenge. This coupled with the longer natural rough, bordering holes 5-9 helps create an aesthetically pleasing course. There has been a subtle reshaping of some fairways too.

The pace of the greens have been pleasing this year, however, a little disease has reared its head again. This is due to the mild damp conditions, so until nature provides me with two weeks of hard frosts, i continue to treat it both culturally and chemically.

With sunrises like this at the end of December on the course, only highlights the pleasure of playing golf, even at this time of year.

From my staff and myself, may i wish you all a happy, healthy New Year and keep those bogeys under control !