Championship Golf Update - March

Mar 09, 2018

March Championship Golf Update

I would like to start this update by welcoming in the new captains for 2018 fresh from their announcement at the club AGM. I’m sure Mike Jane and Alexei are looking forward to their year in office and myself and all the golf team wish them all the best for their year ahead.

As I write this it is important to remember that it is only 30 days to the start of the US Masters! I know it doesn’t feel like it as we are still recovering from a visit from the Beast from the East, which brought snow drifts and freezing temperatures for a week or so. Here is what the course looked like during this time.

The snow we had is melting very quickly and a reasonable dry period will see the course back to where it was before the cold weather struck.

It was good to see so many of you at the renewal weekend, we had a really good turn out of members collecting their packs, and discussing membership and our plans for the coming year. I would like to give a special mention to both the Captain and President for attending on both days, so thank you Rob and Mike! As I mentioned on this weekend there has been a slight change to the way that the County issue county cards, so if you did want one we have a list in the lodge which we can add your name to and the county cards will be with us in a week or so, ready to be used from the 1st April.

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the weekend your membership pack will be in the golf lodge until you are ready to collect them.

Course work has been ongoing. The bunker on the third has been filled in and turfed, as can be seen below

And the work to do the same with the bunkers on the 7th is ongoing , as can be seen here

Further to this more tree work has been completed on the 16th and 17th as well as the 2nd, 3rd and 8th holes. All the bunkers have been edged and rotovated on both courses and an application of lawn sand was applied to all the greens before the cold spell to help with disease prevention and moss control.

As it is coming into the start of the season I’m sure you will all be using the new software provider to book your tee times. For any of you who haven’t used it or who have forgotten how, please get in touch with the lodge and we can help you with any issues.

As with my previous updates I have included some dates for your diaries, as its not long now before the competitions will be coming thick and fast!

Captains Drive In – 24th March

Club Stableford – 25th March

Easter Bowl – 31st March

Bank Holiday Fun Competition – 2nd April

I look forward to seeing you all at the club in the coming weeks

Tom Storrar

Golf Manager