Work is underway in several areas of the course to clear long rough and scrub.
The clearance is concentrating on lost ball hotspots and carries from tee to fairway for the timebeing.
We cut everything down with a heavy duty flail mower before returning with a smaller flail collector to lift and remove the debris. The flail will cut everything down from grass to small gorse and broom plants.
The collector compacts the material as it picks it up allowing us to load it into trailers for removal much more easily.
By continually repeating this process each season we will promote less dense, wispy roughs and reduce the chance of lost balls/slow play.
We can also use graminicides to spray out the coarse grasses as the rough regenerates and further improve playing conditions.