Damian and his staff are busy cleaning up the five trees which were felled by the wind on Saturday night. After the substantial rains we have had, coupled with the strong winds the trees succumbed to natures way of clearing weaker trees. Members should take care during very windy days as trees and branches can fall at anytime. If you hear a creak, don't look up, move quickly. Your Captain did that on Saturday afternoon, when his ball was at the foot of the downed trees on the 17th only hours before they were uprooted. Although the ground staff have done a great job of clearing this debris, there is still a lot to do. Dad's Army will attack it on Thursday however, don't forget our Working Bee this Friday at 9.00am. Many hands make light work.
With the ever present windy and wet weather conditions that we have experienced over the past two months, together with the five large trees we lost on Saturday night, the ground staff are having trouble keeping the course up to expectations. Accordingly we have planned a working bee for the Friday 29/07/16 from 9.00am until 12.00 noon to give them a hand. There will be plenty of jobs to go around, from collecting sticks and branches, gardens that need weeding and rejuvenating, some smaller new trees requiring additional support from the wind and a clean up around the front of the club and Pro Shop. It is not an onerous task and all members can assist from minor involvement to the more labor intensive jobs. All you need to bring is a set of gloves and a willing spirit. We are uncertain, at this stage, if vehicles with trailers will be allowed on the course, due to the damp conditions, however, a decision will be made on Thursday. This is our chance to support Damian and the boys. I will see you on Friday at 9.00am at the Club House.
Approx. 20 loyal members met for lunch at the club to commiserate on the wet weather. Our resident Chef, Alex put on a fine lunch, which was followed by the 50 minute movie "The Old Course - St Andrew's. After Kevin Burke overcame all technical difficulties, the movie proved very educational and entertaining. A free raffle for two bottles of wine was provided by the Captain and won by Doug Stalley. Several other bottles were consumed on the day. All in all, a great afternoon. See you all next time the inclement weather closes the course.
I was hoping to keep the course open today however it has been raining all morning and the decision has been taken to abandon the competition. A pity as I was looking forward to a game as I am sure you were. However, all is not lost as we now have an automatic policy for these wet days, for a Captain's / President's lunch at the club. KB will also introduce a short movie, if as KB say's, "we can handle the technology", on The Old course at St Andrews. We will see you at the club around noon for some fellowship, a movie and good red wine.