Hello again golfers.
Ask most golfers what the biggest difference is between a scratch golfer and tour pro and besides the bank balance they'll tell you it's the short game. If you're going to work on anything over the winter then head to the short-game area. Yes, a solid long game and the ability to hit big, booming drives is something we all want, but you can save so many shorts developing a better touch around the greens - and this applies to the single figure golfers out there, too.
Some of the industry's leading brands are doing their utmost to help us improve our short games, which leads us to ask you this question: Have you ever been fitted for your wedges? If the answer is no, you could have gaps in your bag, not to mention lofts and lies that will hinder, not help, your game from 120 yards and in.
Speak to us about a wedge fitting; seriously, you won't regret it…
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Winter League Results
1st D Jones 42 points
2nd G Seed 41 points
3rd N Snape 40 points
4th G Yorke 39 points
5th D Riches 39 points
COURSE REPORT OCTOBER 2014
As the golfing season comes to a close we are preparing the winter work schedule.
The main activity will be to improve the drainage on the course. Mole draining will take place on the 4th, 5th and 15th fairways by an outside contractor in November. Other areas which will receive attention are around the 9th, the 11th, and 14th greens, and between the men's 15th tee and the start of the fairway. Work will also be carried out on the bunker to the left of the 4th fairway.
All fairways will be verti-drained in early November. This operation is carried out annually.
Ditches will be cleared to assist in the drainage of the course.
We have been recommended by our agronomist to reduce the number of trees to the left of the 14th green to let more light and air to the green as it is generally the wettest on the course. The sycamore trees will be taken out. Work has already started in this area. Other sycamore trees will be taken out where appropriate.
It is appreciated that the bunkers are poor as they are old and the drainage is inadequate. They are costly to maintain in terms of replenishing the sand and the number of man hours to look after them. We are taking professional advice this Autumn to improve the situation. It would be appreciated if rakes can be left with the head in the bunker, and the handle just protruding outside.
Work on improving the paths will continue.
Areas on the course are to be cleared so that wild flowers can flourish, such as on the 18th tee, behind the 11th, towards 14th tee, and by the side of the 15th tee.
I and the greenkeepers would like to thank Mike Hankey for his continual support, and generosity. He has given so much to the club and we all benefit with the wild flowers, and the fruit and vegetables that he tends with so much care.
WINTER RULES will become operational from NOVEMBER 1st. A list of these rules will be posted on the noticeboard.
You are now able to enter teams for the quiz night on Tuesday 11th November so please enter your teams before it's too late!
New Year's Eve dinner
Table are now available for the New Year's Eve dinner and dance so please book your tables before it's too late!
Social Events 2014/15
Friday 28th November - Duncan Scott's Welcome Party - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 5th December - Presentation Evening - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 12th December - Christmas Party Night
Wednesday 31st December - New Years Eve Dinner & Dance - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 23rd January - Burns Night - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 20th February - Fish Evening - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Tuesday 17th March - Ladies Coffee Morning - 10.00am
Friday 20th March - The Best of British - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 24th April - Asian Evening - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Saturday 16th May - Club Day - All Day
Friday 29th May - Masquerade May Ball - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Saturday 6th June - Golf Week Welcome Party - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 12th June - Golf Week Gala Dinner - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 31st July - Mexican Night - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 21st August - Greek Night - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 25th September - French Bistro Evening - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Friday 30th October - German Oktober - fest - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Click & Collect is a new inititative where you can buy the latest golf equipment. It helps us to expand our product range that we are able to offer you. If I don't stock it here in my shop and it's available on the Click and Collect website, then you can pay for the product and have it delivered to our shop free of charge. If there are any problems with the item you can return it to me and we can send it back, without charge.