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Looks like mighty work being done. They're trimming a few trees at our place :ROFLMAO:

Looks a smashing piece of land that (y)
 

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Is some of the new stuff extending the course for everyday use, hard to figure out where the old stuff was ? and will the green be in play again next year or does it take longer?
 
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Is some of the new stuff extending the course for everyday use, hard to figure out where the old stuff was ? and will the green be in play again next year or does it take longer?
the photo with guys doing the bunker, you can see the current green in the distance, going from a 395 yard hole with a flat green you can run the ball onto to a 430 with a raised green next to the sea wall, with a burn behind.

moving the 2nd tee over to the left and will go from a 463 par 4 off the white/486 par5 to a 485 par 4.
7th is 550 par 5 to a 580 par 5 with a raised green again near the sea wall with bunkers at the front, so 3 three shotter. again old green in the distance
14th with the digger photo, front bunker moved closer, green flattened and extended.

greens all done for the first weekend of April for the Dornoch match, new fairway bunkering will be done next winter. which is getting rid of the 10 or so ladies bunkers and some bigger waste area bunkers similar to Turnberrys that will be more in play for elite players;)
 
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new first green in and Turfed, looks pretty good. I don't think the lady member will be happy, they were got on side as the course was going to be easier and more playable for higher handicaps. not sure a hole that was 395 before to a flat green you could run the ball onto and now is 430 with a raised green is any easier.

attached image of the new 7th almost complete, only needs the old 7th green removed now
 

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When you employ a team who are widely regarded as being the best in the business you have got to be excited.

An exciting time to be a member of Nairn, will be good to see how much they improve it, I think raising greens will be a big bonus.
 
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thats the 3 new greens in and Turfed. 1st looks finished all the surround is done. 14th and 7th just need the surrounds finished.
playing this morning so will try and get a picture of the first, it looks impressive,
 
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We have just appointed a new Club Sec as well, though for some reason he is now called the Chief exec.

Looks a good appointment, 20 years as head pro at Carnoustie and before that Walton Heath
 
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They started tinkering with some of the other greens yesterday.
3 bunkers removed and shaping of the green on 6th.
gap closed at the front of 10 and bunkers moved and more run offs created.
same with 18 with slight movement right
 
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Thanks for that, interesting to see how it all comes together. 14th green looks pretty slopey in some of the shots - loved that hole when we played hopefully it will be even better now.

Glad they are leaving the wonderful 5th alone.
Got rid of the front bunkers and removed that lump at the back adding 6 new pin positions for the back of the green, new fees being added too taking the back to 225 and shortened for the ladies to 150 yards
 
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