The first half of the month has been particularly dry. Greens and tees are being watered overnight on a daily basis. The cold dry weather has slowed growth on greens and we are feeding greens as much as possible to repair damaged areas caused by fusarium over the winter months.
Maintenance work completed
All sprinklers around greens and tees have been checked and we have replaced 11 sprinkler heads around greens and 19 around the tees. Most replacements have been due to damage caused by vandalism.
On a similar note, we have had 26 Rakes and 12 flags stolen in the past 4 weeks. This is fairly typical at this time of year.
Major repairs have been carried out to burst pipes on irrigation system on back of 11th tee, front of 8th Tee, front of 14th tee. There have been a number of minor leaks also repaired.
Facts about irrigation system
There is approximately 7 miles of pipe work with 88 sprinkler heads around greens, 74 around tees and 152 on fairways.
We can water greens (and surrounding area) and tees automatically via timer but fairways have to be done manually (Maximum of one set of 3 at a time).
We do not pay for water which we get from a bore hole we installed a few years ago. Although we are limited to using 10,000 litres in any 24-hour period so we do not pay anything for water. This saves the club approx. £10,000 – £15,000 per year.
The Bill Pearce Memorial Cup was held on Tuesday the 2nd of May and was won by M.I. Smith with a Nett score of 65 with a better back 9 than T. Hewitt closely followed by N. Hinton with 66.
The first of the Tri-Don matches took place against Bawtry at Town Moor on Tuesday the 16th of May, result as yet to be confirmed.
The Ladies Section played a friendly competition against Sandhills on Thursday the 18th of May 2017, the match was played in the usual good spirts followed by a excellent meal afterwards.
The season started on the 10th of May 2017 with a hard fought match at Town Moor against Grange Park, which ended honors even at 4 points a piece.
This was followed by a hastily rearranged fixture due to torrential rain causing the course at Bawtry to become unplayable on the 17th of May 2017 the rearranged fixture at Bawtry on the following Monday we lost 6-2, to a strong Bawtry side.
On Wednesday the 31st of May we entertained Rother Valley where we came out 6-2 winners on the night.
The next fixture is away at Dore and Totley on the 7th of June 2017.
May 18th 2017 – Wheatley 2 – Town Moor 6.
June 1st 2017 – Crookhill Park 2 – Town Moor 6.