The bridge on the 18th fairway is finally under way. With delays due to the weather and other factors since June, our builder has finally had a chance to knock out the old head wall on the east of the bridge and replace it with footings and core filled cement block to ensure the bridge will with stand a further 30 years of inclement weather. He also added a footing on the Western side, so that our member Taffy McCarten can then do his magic with the sandstone. He will face both sides, so they are in keeping, but not as elaborate, as the bridge on the 1st. With a bit luck, the project will be completed by Christmas. In the meantime, all the works area is to be treated as GUR. Please be careful when hitting up on Taffy while he is working on the bridge, as he is a good member and we would hate lose him.
Legacy Day was again held on our great course on Saturday in ideal conditions. Our presidents blog will be updated to record the event, however in anticipation, the winners schedule is attached for your information. Some of us were luckier than others and I was allocated Alan Lindsay as a partner in the 4BBB. Alan had 24 points on the front nine which got us home with a total of 47 points for the match and a win of the Legacy Trophy. It was a great day, for a great cause made possible by many volunteers and the club managed to raise substantial funds for this very worthwhile charity. Well done to all those involved.
Members will have noticed the new concrete path across the 17th fairway at the triple tee. Following the success of the concrete paths around the triple tee by outside contractors, our ever enthusiastic ground staff made the comment that "we can do that". With the Boards approval to do a test run, access to the triple tee from the 4th green was chosen as a suitable site. In order to cut the risk factor and ensure a quality product, Damian did have supervision from an experienced mate, which assisted in the finish. On top of being the best ground staff in the area, they are now competent in laying concrete with significant savings to the club. Other path restorations will be identified and included in the budget for future works as funds become available. Plans are in place for some paths, such as the 4th and 12th to be removed by extension of the fairways, while others will be concreted or dressed with a suitable pebble surface to ensure ease and safety of traffic and identify them as paths. Great job boys.
On Sunday, on a fine spring day with a little too much wind, the Womens Captains team took on myself and trusty comrades for the coverted Captains Verses Captains Trophy.
Although numbers were down, the quality of the field was amazing and against all odds, your club Captain's team got up in a tight finish, with a combined stableford score of 263 points against the ladies 260 points. It was a great day and we ended with a few drinks and sandwiches on the terrace. It appears that our Sunday Medley competitions have lost appeal. With the success of the Friday afternoon 12 hole comp there is pressure on just how much golf members want to actually play. For that reason, our Sunday Medley competitions, on the main, will be restricted to the cooler months, starting at the end of daylight saving next year unless there is a special occasion warranting a game. Thank you to all those who attended last Friday's free BBQ on the terrace, cooked by your President and Captain with capable assistance in serving from Wendy and Leonie. It was a great success and the compliments received from many of the 80 to 90 members present, were most appreciated.
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