Ashbourne Golf Club
Ashbourne Golf Club
Ashbourne Golf Club

Rich's Blog


February 26th 2021

New Driving Range Facilites

The course continues to be prepared and maintained alongside great progress with the installation of the new driving range facilities.

The recent dry sunny weather has been a bonus.

The new driving range facilities are progressing well.  Water and electricity supplies have been installed. The driving range has been deep cleaned and the Range Servant is now in situ. Additional drainage and soakaway for the ball washer has been cut out and the ball container has been fitted out.

Next week the last of the trees will be felled and stumps cleared and post holes will be dug ready for the fencing posts and netting to be installed at the far end of the range.



January 26th 2021

 Lockdown continues..........

 Fairly thick covering of snow hiding the saturated ground beneath.  

Maintenance and repairs well in hand on machinery, in preparation for re opening some time in spring.  

The wildlife seems to enjoy the snowy conditions with many tracks and signs of animal activity 

Snow drops showing through,

 Prior to the snow I managed to verti drain the greens with 12mm x 305mm tines with a small amount of heave to increase the aeration impact 




Almost all of the fairways also got verti drained prior to the bad weather with 25mm x 305mm tines again with a fair amount of heave