September’s Planned Works

September is definitely proving to be the month of growth with more hours being put into cutting the fairways and rough than we do in Spring! The combination of humid evenings and the weather we are having is actually creating 3.5 days on non stop man on a mower rough management, per week. If it grows any faster we’ll just keep the mower going in a continuous circle all week long!

So far this month we have been cutting fairways twice a week and the tee boxes three times a week.

We are going to solid spike all the greens this month which is being done to allow us the chance to get some seed deeper into the ground. The solid spike will be followed be a heavy over-seeding to accomplish this task.

We will also verti-drain the greens once again trying to allow some air into the roots and soften them up a little.

The good thing about fast growing grass is that means the weather has been better for us golfers so I hope you all have been getting the chance to play this month!

 

August’s accomplished works

August was a pretty lean month with the weather being the main culprit in the plans. With the rain and sun combinations we saw the majority of time we had on the course was spent chasing the growth of grass and trying to keep ahead of the mowing.

We did however manage to Verti-Drain the greens in August which was done to help get some air to the roots.

WE also gave the hill a top dressing to help improve the roll and play on those greens.

Will Farley wins W H Brown Club Championship in thrilling final.

Congratulations to Will Farley who won the W H Brown Club Championship against Ryan Cullum on Saturday on the Valley course. It was a close final all the way round with Will winning on the 22nd Hole. Ryan was 2 down on the 17th and won the 17th and 18th (nearly holing his second shot on the last and making a birdie to force a play off.)
Will hit the green on the 4th (22nd) and Ryan just missed a par putt on the last to keep the match going.
Well done Guys
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Seniors v Juniors

Senior Captain Andrew Thurston was impressed by the quality of golf played by Barnham Broom juniors. He said that the club has a very good set of players for the future.

There were nSeniors v Juniors 007ine single matches played and the overall result was 4 up to the juniors. All the matches were played to Barnard rules with games being played to the eighteenth.

 

36 Hole Championship Result and R2B Update

The 36 Hole Championship was played on the Hill and Valley Courses on a blustery sunny day. The gross prize went to Will Farley who shot level par in the morning on the Hill followed by a 3 over par round the Valley in the afternoon. Will birdied the last hole to take victory by one shot from Mark Leeds.

Harry Bradfield’s Nett score of 7 under par took the Nett prize from Spencer Thorpe OCB.

Harry has now also overtaken Les Gardner to top the R2B leaderboard.

Please click below for the latest R2B leaderboard and points following the 36 Hole Championship

RTB CR 16 Aug    RTB OOM 16 Aug