New  Work on the 9th Fairway

Course Superintendent Tim Watson

 THCC course superintendent Tim Watson quickly introduced new 18 year old apprentice Tyson Hastie to the rigors of golf course maintenance with a heavy program of fairway drainage work.

troy Hastie

            Troy Hastie new apprentice

Every year the improvement to the course not only get better thanks to the club management and the golfing sub-clubs who contribute both funds and working bee volunteers. The majority of the work however is done by a dedicated ground staff including Ben Hewison and Terry Beales, performing under Tim’s direction.

Major drainage works currently in progress on the 9th fairway consist of a geo fabric rubble drainage in a herringbone layout that will help maintain the excellent grass coverage on this fairway. Tim says “We have been working towards drainage on the fairways, including spoon drains, that have led to a great grass coverage and very few wet areas even after heavy rain.”

The next planned project is a concrete pathway joining the 9th men’s tee to the ladies tee.Regular volunteer work is carried out on the first and third Monday of each month.