With less than two weeks until Christmas, all leaves are now off the trees and are being removed from the ditches.

I remain pleased with the condition of the greens at this late stage in the season. We have taken soil samples from the greens this week and have sent them away for analysis. It is important to know and understand what is going on below the surface, as well as above. Any nutrient deficiency can then be addressed by adjusting my feed programme. Interestingly, the max/min temperature yesterday, was exactly the same as this time last year, only the ground temperature is 2c warmer this year.

Finally, could I please again request that all golfers, refrain from taking trolley’s across greens, tee’s, surrounds and aprons.