Another area has been cleared right of the 16th green to open up a new route route to the 17th tee. The phenomenal rate at which the gorse can expand was evidenced by the fact that we found a junction box for the irrigation system in the middle of the cleared area. 17 years ago the area must have been open grassland for the large machinery that installed the pipes to get access.
Over the winter good progress has been made on the gorse coppicing programme with most of the work being done on holes 9 to 12. Coppicing work has finished for this winter as the bird nesting season is upon us.
The photos below show the work behind the 5th tee
|Before - Looking from the 7th|
|Before - Looking from the 5th medal tee|
|Planting the gorse|
|The finished job|