When golf returns Members will find that the scrub clearance programme started last winter and continuing now has made some very visible changes to the course. Whilst the majority of Members have, sadly, yet to see these they may clearly be seen around the 4th, 6th, 10th, 12th and 15th holes.
A few members of the public, and the odd Member, have questioned the need for this work and what is claimed to be loss of wild life habitat. In fact quite the contrary is the case as the work will actually encourage the return of species which are indigenous to the course. All of this is fully explained in Scott Gibson's recent quite excellent report and which may be found on this website under "Extras". In addition to explaining what is being done Scott cross references the work to the recommendations of our ecologist.
The photograph above shows how the 15th green once looked. The small non native trees and scrub which have been removed had become a magnet for litter and their removal will allow more light and air to reach the green.
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