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Last weeks Individual Stableford was won by Carl Pedley . R-Up & 3rd place were Alasdair Clarke and Ian Currie respectively. Nearest the pin was also won by Alasdair Clarke.
This was also the first competition of the Winter League . Ist div winner was Carl Pedley , 2nd div winner was our captain Mick Hawksworth both of these won £15 and got the maximum 12 points. For all that have entered please see notice board to see your division. A handicap of 14 and under is division 1 , 15 and above is division 2. Can i ask all entrants to put their entry monies in an envelope and into the box as usual next time they are up at the club.
This weeks competition is a 4BBB STABLEFORD swingers are allowed.
The presentation dinner is Saturday November 2nd.We are trying to get menus to everyone. Please either pick yours up at the club or contact me and i can text you it and you can then choose and let me know.
We all know the course like every other in the area is very very wet. However we are open to play unlike most in the area. Be careful pick your spots to walk. I have attached to this email news from the Greenkeepers shed on what is going to happen going forward with the course
Mick

NEWS FROM THE SHEDS. NOVEMBER 2019
(CHANGES TO THE COURSE 2020)
Cutting:
All fairways will be extended and widened as far and as practical as possible.
Rough grasses will be cut down as low as the cutting machinery allows without “scalping”
The rough cut will extend from the fairway edges to the tree lines only,
The grasses inside the tree lines will be cut separately every two or three weeks. It will not be allowed to grow long.
DITCHES:
All growth inside ditches both sides and bottoms will be sprayed to kill all growth up to and including the shoulder of the ditches to the point where cutters reach.
BUNKERS:
The bunkers on the 7th,8th,11th(R/Hand) and 13th which are perpetually wet will be replaced by mounds whose grasses will be allowed to grow to natural height as it will be on all existing mounds.
BANKINGS:
All bankings other than those surrounded by red stakes will be kept low by machinery or strimming.
TREES:
The base of all trees will be sprayed all round.

I hope this meets with members approval, any questions, please contact me. J.W. (Greens)

Presidents Half Year Post

2019

PRESIDENTS POST 2019

We are nearly half-way through the year so I thought it opportune to keep all members up to date with matters at your golf club.

  • Outside around the golf club a significant amount of landscaping has been undertaken. It is our intention to cap these areas with top soil and then let nature take its course with grassing over.
  • Our land owner Ian Hill has finished all the internal / external developments so areas such as the new ladies locker room/toilets and mens shower areas are now ready to use.
  • The area outside the bar area is complete with a glass surround and offers wonderful views over the golf course and surrounding areas.
  • The “new” trolley store is nearly complete and once finished I will get Martyn to contact all paying users so that a power point can be issued. For those who would like to use the store , please see Martyn. I think the annual cost for usage and power is £50, very reasonable.
  • Once we have moved out of the existing trolley store the intention is to use this as a locker space with a re-organisation to the entrance/booking in area.
  • The area around the compressor has been tidied upend chipping put down. Please keep this area tidy . It all adds to the general appearance of the golf course.
  • The club, through offering sponsorship deals will be installing new course furniture in the form of new tee signage and ball washers. We have had a great uptake and thank all sponsors.
  • These sponsorship packages will allow us to improve the overall appearance of your golf club.
  • As in all cases to make things happen quickly the club needs support from its membership. If anyone can spare an hour or two to help we still need more stone pickers, we will need people to help with the trolley store move and just general duties such as sweeping the passageway, keeping the compressor area tidy and gardening duties. Every little helps. Please contact me (Len Stott on 07776498394) if you are prepared to help.

Thank You

President