The pre-Summer greens renovations took place this week. We started with deep scarification and removal of thatch and organic matter, before injecting kiln-dried sand into the groove made by the scarification. This was followed by a top dressing of kiln-dried sand to level and drag matting each green. The results are almost instant with firmer greens straight away and within several days a more level sward and better playing surface.
The dates for the renovations were changed at last minute to coincide with the best weather of the week. Contractors started working on Wednesday to edge the bunkers and remove stones.
Sun 15 May - Our Vice-Captain's Day was won by Mike Harris with41 points
Mon 16 May - The seniors played the Bill Sirs Pairs on Monday with Graham Tillier/Paddy Somers topping the leaderboard with 43 points
Tue 17 May - Carol Barnard won the ladies Steering Cup with 33 points
So, another weekend, another win for Australia's Jason Day, who cruised to a four-stroke victory at Sawgrass to take golf's unofficial 'fifth Major' - the Players Championship.
We say 'cruised' but that doesn't necessarily tell the full story. Despite reaching the halfway point in a record 129 blows, it was tough going thereafter with the world number one even treating us to a few duffed chips and a four-putt. However, the 28-year-old was not to be denied, and reminded everyone of his class and mental toughness when he completed the back nine in 33, just when he was starting to look vulnerable.
Remind you of anyone?
Ah yes, Tiger Woods, who's been back in the news this week after attending Congressional Country Club for the Quicken Loans National media day. As part of a promotional stunt for a charitable effort from his tournament's title sponsor, he took to the tee on the par-3 10th - and dunked three efforts into the water.
It would appear Woods is still a long way off making a competitive return to action. For now, all we can do is sit back and enjoy the Jason Day Show - there would seem to be a few more of them on the way. It's now seven wins in 17 starts by the way, impressive stuff.
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