That footfall, combined with years of topdressing and machinery use, meant the green had become compacted and severely waterlogged, with heavy rain submerging up to half the area in standing water up to four inches deep.
Hollow tining was carried out regularly and solid tining was done six times per year, but to no avail. Matches were frequently cancelled, costing the club money.
However Terrain Aeration's deep aeration service has finally solved the problem.
"While we were investigating we found a drainage pipe but this was not blocked and there seemed to be no logical sense to the problem," greenkeeper Graham Baker said. "Talking to older club members I found the flooding had been going on for thirty years or so."
Core samples were taken in the search for answers and showed layers of both orange and blue clay but principally it was the compaction that took the blame.
Baker got in touch with the Terrain Aeration deep aeration team. Their Terralift machine was able to negotiate the narrow access to the green, and using the metre-depth probe injected compressed air to break up the compaction and relieve the panning.
Club members were there to fill the probe-holes and saw first hand how the treatment was carried out.
"They've been talking about it ever since and spreading the word on how effective Terrain Aeration's work has been," Baker said.
"Great service, great product and even with the heaviest rains the waterlogging problem no longer exists."