Competition Committee Volunteer Required

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We are looking for a new member to join the Competition and Handicap Committee on a two year term as our Volunteer Coordinator.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill in a nomination slip in the clubhouse and put it into the ballot box on the bar. On 18th March the nominations will be gathered and a members vote will commence.

Competition Committee Volunteer Required

It has come to the time of year that one of our Competition Committee members has come to the end of their tenure, so we are looking for a new volunteer to join the Committee on a two year term.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill in a nomination slip in the clubhouse and put it into the ballot box on the bar. On 16th January the nominations will be gathered and a members vote will commence.

Competition Committee Volunteer Required

It has come to the time of year that one of our Competition Committee members has come to the end of their tenure, so we are looking for a new volunteer to join the Committee on a two year term.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill in a nomination slip in the clubhouse and put it into the ballot box on the bar. On 16th January the nominations will be gathered and a members vote will commence.

The Committee Votes Are In

The Committee Ballot ended on 31st March and the votes have been counted. It was another close battle with the leader emerging as Darren Marks, winning by one vote from his nearest competitor Gary Spears.

We would like to congratulate Darren Marks on his new position on the committee for a period of two years, and thank all of the candidates for their efforts and dedication to the club.

Greenkeeper's Report September 2015

After a recent Greens Committee meeting, we have would like to share a prepared schedule of work which is planned, which we the next 6 months.

Bunker Renovation

What does bunker renovation involve?

  • Dig out the old sand
  • Re-edge the bunker
  • Remove old drainage and gravel
  • Install new drainage
  • Fill with new sand
  • Compact, check levels, rake

The main bulk of our work will be focused on improving bunkers. In the last two winters we have brought in 30 tonnes of bunker sand each winter in order to renovate and top up bunkers; we have found that this isn't enough when you have 72 bunkers, so in the 2015-16 winter we aim to bring in 80 tonnes.

Our plan is to fully renovate 19 bunkers on the golf course, top up 13 bunkers with more sand, and get rid of five bunkers completely. All of this is subject to weather, time and other factors, but we feel the plan is achievable.

The bunkers we have concentrated on are some of the most frequently used bunkers on the course, and the ones with the worst performance.

New Practice Putting Green

New Practice Putting Green

It is with great disappointment that we have not been able to open the new Practice Putting Green yet. Due to some factors out of our control (a bad batch of seed which didn't 'take' being the main reason) we have had to delay the opening of the new green up to now.

We have reviewed the condition of the new practice putting green and discovered that there are still some bare patches near the top half of the green which has prevented it from opening. After assessing the condition we agreed that mowing frequency would be increased to three times per week with a height of 7mm on the ride-on greens mower, starting this week. Two more applications of low-nitrogen fertiliser will be applied, and continual re-seeding on the bare areas will commence from this Friday, in order to hopefully open the green before November. Any thin areas at this point can be ‘cored-out’ using good turf from the existing putting green.

It is extremely important that the putting green is in the best shape possible before opening as it will receive a lot of wear, quickly.

Competition Tees on Holes 6 and 10

We will be opening the new competition tees on holes 6 and 10 this weekend for the club championship! Please pay attention to the warning signs on each tee, and also the new yardage which is on the scorecard.

Driving Range

Driving Range

We will be doing some repair work and also making some improvements on the driving range, these will include:

  • 6,000 new range balls
  • Four new mats
  • Three new targets on the outfield
  • Bay divider repairs and replacements

Conclusion

We would like to assure our members that we are working to the best of our ability to improve the course right now, but being a small club things take time to get right. With further hard work and effort this course is definitely going to continue and improve.

Entering Competitions Singularly

After the latest committee meeting is was discussed about members entering competitions while playing with another member who is not in the competition.

Up until now it has been a club rule that to enter a competition you must play with a player that is also in the competition or another competition on the same day, but it has now been decided that this will no longer be the case in the future. Players will be permitted to enter the competitions and any member, whether in the competition or not, will be allowed to mark their card.