Green Keeper’s Blog

Appointment of 4th Green Keeper

The Executive Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Johnathan Stone as Greenkeeper at Maesteg Golf Club.

Johnathan had been working at Wenvoe Golf Club carrying out summer work on the course.

He is particularly looking forward to mastering the challenges of working at Maesteg Golf Club under our Head Green keeper, Steve Trickey. Johnathan has a handicap of 2

He will be attending Turf Management Level 2 at Pencoed College commencing end of September.

It is a big thank you to members of Maesteg Golf Club who continue to support the club allowing us to invest in a 4th  green keeper which will be beneficial for the future in maintaining and improving the standard of our golf course.

Head Green keepers Course Update 28 Aug 20

Again, we had over 32mm of rainfall yesterday. The course as know reached field capacity.

Buggies will remain on paths only (Holes 1-7). They must stick to the paths and not deviate off. This is to protect the course along with the individual.

The Head Green keeper, due to the ground conditions, has ceased the operation of  using the machinery on the course, which are purpose built, all terrain 4 wheel drive vehicles, with special tyres.

This will remain in place until early next week

Greens renovation

The greens are still holding up well, though renovation work is around the corner. Please keep checking as I will be updating when renovation work will commence, we are hoping for the delivery of seed and top dressing this week, onwards and upwards to the coming season!

6th tee first cut!

Its been a little over 5 weeks but the 6th tee has had its first cut today. The height of cut will gradually be taken down and the tee should be in a play very soon.

Spring has finally arrived

Though we are still experiencing frosts in the nights the course is starting to take shape, and I think is safe to say spring has arrived and long may this fine weather continue.

3rd hole surround change

The 3rd hole surround was a little too punishing last year, so we have decided to make it wider on the right so the ball should feed down now towards the green, rather than getting snagged in the rough.

Course has had its first cut!!

The weather has really been in our favour this week, the whole course has had its first cut, the tees have also been cut and will be back in play for the first competition of the year. The greens have also seen their first groom cut and a roll so they are playing and rolling much better.

Greenkeeper's Blog Announcement

Has been a productive week, the 17th utility path has been completely dug out and has a small amount left to be filled. Work will then commence on the new bunker on 17. Greens have had a cut and feed and are looking good for February.