WELCOME TO 2015
We hope you are all getting geared up for the new season and are itching to get going.
This years Fixture cards and 2015 bag stickers will be available to collect from the club house from 21st March, please note that these will not be sent out as
per previous years.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Bridge of Allan golf course requires a climb on several holes, but the golfer is rewarded with spectacular views over the Ochill Hills, the Forth Valley and north to the mountains of Tayside. Old Tom Morris designed this course in 1894 and it has stood the test of time well.
The first is an extremely challenging hole. A par three, it is 223-yards uphill with a stone dyke about 45 yards in front of the green - there are very few members who can carry the dyke!
Lay up short of the dyke and leave yourself enough space to chip over the wall to the flag.
COURSE WORK NOTICE: HOLLOW CORING 2015
Following disappointing results from not Hollow Coring the Greens in September 2014, the Greens Committee consider it important to enforce the recent recommendations made by the Sports Turf Research Institute and Walter Woods (Golf Course Consultant) .
One of the crucial programme of treatments recommended within these reports, is to ensure Hollow Coring of the Greens is carried out twice each year, to remove dead organic material (Thatch) until we achieve satisfactory results in terms of firmness and surface drainage.
Suitable conditions for Hollow Coring are during periods of vigorous growth on the Greens, reasonably dry soil conditions and a few days of dry weather in which to carry out the work. This means that we cannot be exact in the timing of the operation.
Subject to the conditions outlined above, the Greenkeeper is planning to have the Hollow Coring work done as soon as possible after Monday 23rd March 20015 and again after 1st September 2015.
The Greenkeeper will be using Coring Tines which remove cores of a smaller diameter which, given some decent growing conditions, will help the Greens recover as quickly as possible.
I apologise in advance for this notification as there may be a couple of short periods of poor playing conditions. I am sure however, that the improvement in the Greens during the rest of the season will make this a worthwhile exercise and make the playing experience more enjoyable for members, visitors and guests.
Tommy Green (Greens Convener)