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Another Greens Drainage Update!The rain is relentless, and unfortunately we've had to postpone the greens drainage work again! The greens are so wet that its impossible to get the machinery onto them, and we don't want to cause unnecessary damage.
Fortunately the contractors had a spare slot, so we've booked them for Tuesday May 15th. We will dig the manifold trenches on Thursday 26th April. The good news is that the management committee have made extra funds available and we can now do three greens on this date, the 1st, 8th and 7th.
We will try to keep these greens open from April 26th, but there will be trenched areas that will have to be roped off. We will have to create dropping zones. From May 15th these three greens will be on temporaries for approximately 2 weeks. Apologies for this but it will be worth it in the end!
Finally, we think we will have the funds available to do three more greens later in the year. We have booked the contractor for 28th/29th August to install drainage pipes on the 2nd, 4th and 6th greens.
When this work is completed, these greens will be usable throughout the winter, and we won’t be faced with this problem again. With firmer greens Stuart can use his machinery to aerate and scarify the greens during the spring. This, in turn, should promote deeper roots and firmer surfaces, and help prevent damp related disease.
We hope you will all be patient and appreciate that we’re working as hard as we can to get this drainage installed. We're also trying to minimise the disruption to your golf!
Assistant Greenkeeper Hired!We are pleased to announce that Alex Crook will be the new Assistant Greenkeeper at LHGC. Alex is a keen golfer who lives in Ley Hill and, although inexperienced in greenkeeping, we believe he will bring an enthusiastic and energetic presence to the greenkeeping team.
We wish Alex every success in his new career, and can we also remind members that any suggestions or comments, regarding the course, should be directed to the Course Chair, Richard Lewis, and not directly to the greenkeepers.
Forthcoming CompetitionsThe Summer competitions begin in April and members are encouraged to enter their names on the entry sheets in the changing rooms. For new members, who are not sure how the competitions operate, we provide some helpful 'Condidions of Competition' (CoC) guides. Click on the link below for CoC's to:-
The Mixed Foursomes
The Bulldog Cup
The Matthew Cup
The Murdoch Cup
The Bond Cup
Management CommitteeThe votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce that the new management committee will be headed by the following three members:
The management team will now take control of the clubs finances and the club committee concentrate on all golfing matters.
Coaching Offer from Dave MarsdenDave Marsden, our club professional, has some excellent new deals for January and February - read more in the flyer below
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