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    Winter - What does your course do?

    For those of us who don't play on a links course!

    What does your course do during the winter to help preserve it?

    My Course generally closes play from the Fairway's - you pick your ball and place in to the rough.

    We also incorporate a rule in the bunkers - where we allow you mark, pick - rake the bunker - then place back. - this seems to help with the maintenance and this year our bunkers have been pretty decent because of it.

    Luckily our greens don't normally close unless its really cold or had bad weather.

    Does your course have any winter rules?
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    My course is playable all year. Occasional temp greens but not usually. Preferred lies is about as far as it needs to go. Major works like bunker restructures / tee redesigns etc are done during the winter months to avoid any impact to members during the spring/summer/autumn (as it should be).
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Standard "pick'n'place on the short stuff
    Plugged ball rule in the rough.
    Temp greens if required
    No tending the flag on proper greens - flag either in or out ( penalty applies for hitting the flag when on the green)
    Some areas roped off
    Hedgehog/winter wheels on trolleys
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Quote Originally Posted by lukeysafc100 View Post
    For those of us who don't play on a links course!

    What does your course do during the winter to help preserve it?

    My Course generally closes play from the Fairway's - you pick your ball and place in to the rough.

    We also incorporate a rule in the bunkers - where we allow you mark, pick - rake the bunker - then place back. - this seems to help with the maintenance and this year our bunkers have been pretty decent because of it.

    Luckily our greens don't normally close unless its really cold or had bad weather.

    Does your course have any winter rules?
    Pick a ball off the fairway and play from the rough? What a ridiculous thing to do. I couldn't join a club that had that rule. If they care about the damage to the fairways that much, why don't they insist you play off mats?

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    We play all through the winter, pick and place starts on Sunday. Occasional temporary green, and trolley ban if it gets really wet.

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Temp greens and mats where needed. Tee up on the fairway outside 100yds on a couple of the wetter holes

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    We've got a great idea at ours. We shut half the course for most of the winter so the green keepers can crack on with their de-forrestation of the course to use on their wood burning stoves at home.
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Quote Originally Posted by lex! View Post
    We play all through the winter, pick and place starts on Sunday. Occasional temporary green, and trolley ban if it gets really wet.
    We've been on pick and place since the 5th. You're way behind us !!!!
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Winter tees from sometime in November to mid-March, otherwise play it as normal.

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yant View Post
    My course is playable all year. Occasional temp greens but not usually. Preferred lies is about as far as it needs to go. Major works like bunker restructures / tee redesigns etc are done during the winter months to avoid any impact to members during the spring/summer/autumn (as it should be).
    Could you ask your GK to have a word with ours?
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