We have had a great start to the year commencing with Opening Day on 1st February, and significant further improvements to our course are obvious to all following a large amount of treeline and hedge trimming work (not to mention placement of new OB markers on the 1st, 8th, 9th and 18th holes!) As always, a huge thanks to our green keeping staff and all the volunteers who assisted with the clean-up of the course.
Our Twilight golf competition is going gangbusters, with a fantastic social atmosphere in the clubrooms after play last Thursday evening – a total of 58 participants comprising many members and a number of visitors enjoyed playing 9 holes on a fine and calm late afternoon/early evening, followed by a meal and prize giving. “Chase the Ace” is still to be struck and the cash prize is now up over $500. A big thank-you to organiser John Chandler, deputy club captain Robin Broadmore and caterer Jan Laurence for their efforts in making our Twilight golf evenings so successful.
Equipment: The main committee (with endorsement from the Advisory Committee) is purchasing a second-hand Toro Reelmaster Sidewinder mower specifically for greens surrounds and tee areas, which should result in improved surface quality in those areas.
We are all well aware of the current dry spell, with our fairways showing it, but our water storage reservoir is proving its worth this summer in giving us the ability to maintain our greens, greens surrounds and tee areas in good condition.
Please remember some of our past and present members who may be suffering from ill-health - most recently one of our willing course volunteers in Trevor Hughes, who suffered a fall while working in the garden at home and spent just on a week in hospital. We look forward to seeing Trevor back on deck as soon as possible.
Last but certainly not least, many thanks to Sue Nobbs for taking over the newsletter editor role so willingly from our new treasurer Barry Burns, who did a great job with the newsletter over the last few years.
Enjoy your golf and make the most of the generous run!