Changes to OOB ( Out of Bounds) & Hazard areas & makings.

Please note that with last weeks Professional Event leading up to the forthcomming Euro-Pro Tour event the PGA implemented changes to the course re-defining Out of Bounds and Hazard areas which due to the nature of our course have always been difficult to clearly define.  Stakes have been bought forward in many places to the front edge of the heavy rough. The result of this, whilst enabling clearer marking and defining of OOB and hazard boundaries is that it will bring these areas more into play, particularly given the current dry and hard ground conditions adding to potentially abnormal run and bounce.

To aoid confusion with painted lines in place, Committee has decided to leave the repositioned stakes and hazard lines as they are at present. 

The following are an example of some of the areas likely to impact golfers more and as such are being bought to your attention.

9th Hole   note the Out of Bounds line along the lake side of the fairway is now tight at the edge of the long rough and imediately at the rear edge of the 1st fairway bunker.  This wxtends the length of the hole and around the back of the green to the pathway to the 10th.

15th Hole:  Note in particular that the OOB area previously deep at the back of Lateral Hazard pond has been bouught forward to adjoin with the last Red stake at he Pond and as such the bushland are pertruding out towards the bunker and fairway is now Out of Bounds.  

16th Hole:   Note the OOB line has been bought in tight with the start of the long rough extending the length of the lake to the rear of the green.

17th Hole:     Note any shot hit left of the lefthand side fairway bunker is more than likely to be OOB.

Bunkers GUR Local Rule Update May31


 2018  Local Rule – Bunkers out of play. 
 
Please note that until further notice the following bunkers have been declared GUR: 
 
 Relief: Drop under Rule 25-1, one club length from the nearest point of relief not nearer to the hole. 
 
Hole No. 8  The front greenside bunker
 
Hole No. 10: 2 Front Greenside bunkers  
 
Hole No. 12: Bunker in front of the green
 
 
Hole No. 16: Note: Both Bunkers now in play ( May 28th) 
 
 
Hole No. 18  Bunker behind the green   (Note front greenside bunker now open) 
 
 
 
 
 
By order :  Committee  ( Men’s & Ladies ) 31/05/2018

Bunkers GUR Local Rule Update May 11th

Please note that until further notice the following bunkers have been declared GUR:

 Relief: Drop under Rule 25-1, one club length from the nearest point of relief not nearer to the hole.

Hole No. 8            The front greenside bunker

Hole No. 10:        2 Front Greenside bunkers

*(Note the Lefthand Greenside Pot bunker is in play from April 14)

Hole No. 12:        Bunker in front to the green

Hole No: 13:      Note:  2 x righthand side fairway bunkers now in play from April 14

Hole No: 14:      All bunkers now in play – April 27th

Hole No: 15:      All bunkers now in play

 Hole No. 16:        Right hand greenside bunker

                   ( Note Left-hand side bunker now open April 27th )

Hole No: 17                 All bunkers on 17 now in play  May 11.

Hole No. 18                   2 x greenside bunkers

By order :  Committee  ( Men’s & Ladies ) 11/05/2018

 

Bunkers GUR Local Rule Update April 14

Note revised lsit of Bunkers deemeed GUR from April 14

2018  Local Rule – Bunkers out of play.

Please note that until further notice the following bunkers have been declared GUR:

 Relief: Drop under Rule 25-1, one club length from the nearest point of relief not nearer to the hole.

Hole No. 8            The front greenside bunker

Hole No. 10:        2 Front Greenside bunkers

***(Note the Lefthand Greenside Pot bunker is in play from April 14)

Hole No. 12:        Bunker in front to the green

***Hole No: 13:    Note:  2 x righthand side fairway bunkers now in play from April 14

Hole No: 14:        Greenside rear bunker

                             Front right side bunker

                             ( note the left-hand greenside bunker remains in play)

Hole No: 15:        Left greenside bunker

Hole No. 16:        2 x greenside bunkers

Hole No: 17                   2 x greenside bunkers

Hole No. 18                   2 x greenside bunkers

By order :  Committee  ( Men’s & Ladies ) 14/04/2018

Winter Course Works Update

Please note Course Superintendant - Davd Brady has advised: 

I plan to start on the back 9 green side bunkers from this week , I will start removing all the old sand ,and check that the drainage is working , from today the back 9 greenside bunkers and the 8th  will be closed until further notice ,we will be working through these over the winter and all going well and weather dependant ,they will be back open in the spring

I also plan to core the greens with a 6mill hollow tine on the 27th of Nov ,I hope to do this once a month over the winter ,which will give them a great start to the season in the spring

 

Autumn Greens Maintenance & Winter Bunker Works

Please note that as the usual September Greens maintenance works will commence immediately after the Pro-am on Sept 22nd. Course Superintenant Dave Brady advises this will include some light hollow thinning (5 mm)  and scarification works.  Following on from the recent works completed on the greens colars we should see a return to smooth surfaces within a few weeks leading into winter. ( Weather depandant as usual at this time of the year).

The Bunker renavation programme will also recommence shortly with work on the back 9 in addition to completion of holes 6 & 8 greensdie bunkers scheduled to be completed by spring 2018.  All bunker removals have been completed and remaining work will concentrate on drainage and sand replacement.  All back nine bunkers are expected by the made GUR following the Gold Medal & Matchplay Finals on October 14.  Any works necessary beforehand will be individually marked GUR.

 

Fairway Sanding May 9th

Please note the sanding of Fairways is scheduled for May 9th. & as such there will be sand visible on the fairways for the week following this and grass will have to be left a little longer than normal, however will be cut on Monday/Tuesday 15th/16th. We can look forward to continued improvements in our fairways as a result.  Your assistance in regard to repairing divots holes as always is appreciated.  Also note Sand bins are available on Tees 1, 10, 11, 16.

Bunker Project Update

The bunkers will be back in play for the weekend (April 7th) and from now on

The 6bunkers that are G.U.R are

1 on the 2nd

1 on the 3rd

1 on the 4th

1 on the 9th

1 on the right hand side of the 10th green

1 on the 14th greenside

These bunkers will be completed over the coming weeks ,and back in play as soon as possibleany bunkers that have soil in them and are due to be closed /turfed are also out of play

David Brady

HeadGreenkeeper

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

Bunker Programme Update

Head Greenkeeper Dave Brady -reports plan is to have front 9 bunker works (excepting 9th hole large bunker 50 yards from green) completed by June 2017 with progressive openings weather permitting during April & May.   Sand has been ordered for the near completed 1st hole greenside bunkers & others.  March weather has delayed progress a little, however work continues with priority following the completion of contractor works on closing numerous bunkers per the agreed plan.  

Work on priority back 9 bunkers in 14 & 16 will be prioritised also during 2017.

Remaining back 9 bunkers scheduled for 2018/19.