Firstly, on behalf of myself, Helen, Dave and Claire can I wish you all a very happy new golfing year and thank the many of you who turned out to support the Captains farewell and drive in.
Congratulations to John Hough, John Evans, Don Warner and Mags Mottershead on winning the competition on the day with a magnificent low score of 51.5 Nett.
As we are all aware much goes on unseen in the background for such an event to take place and so I would like to say a big thank you to Rob and Ella for organising all aspects golf related, Ian and the greens staff for giving us a decent surface on which to play and Heather and her staff for preparing a welcome and tasty lunch afterwards.
As Helen promised, the new Spot The Ball game has been located on the notice board adjacent to the pro shop. To be in with a chance of a cash prize simply pay £1 in the pro shop for each guess, put your name on the list and attach a coloured sticker with your number on to the image where you believe the ball to be.I did suggest using an aerial photograph of the first hole where members could guess where our drives finished. It was at this point I was informed that to make it fair that we needed to have actually found my ball !!
Work that has taken place on the course:
The main greens have been treated with a granular slow release fertiliser to encourage the recovery of the grass within the areas previously affected by Fusarium.
The temporary greens have been cut. ( I hope they are not required but you can never tell at this time of year).
The trench on 18th dug to improve drainage has been completed and tidied up.
A dead tree has been removed from the right hand side of the 5th and further tidying of this area has taken place.
A damaged and potentially hazardous bough has been removed from the oak tree by the 11th tee.
Programme of thinning 3rd and relocation of 5th Rhododendrons has been undertaken.
General machine maintenance ongoing in preparation for the season ahead.
11th January – Midweek Stableford. Congratulation to Edward Andrews on winning with a creditable 38 points on count back from Tony Millard and Robert Moulton. Well played to all given the conditions.
22nd January – Yellow ball AM AM.
29th January – Winter League.
05th February- Pro shop Stableford.
Entry sheets for the above competitions are up on the notice board.