For a few months we have been planning to maintain the open drains on the course as a part of the overall drainage plan. Getting hold of contractors and having a course dry enough to start has been difficult. The good news is we started today. With the recent dryer course conditions and the higher than average rain forecast we made a decision to start on the 2nd and 3rd holes, the aim is to get the surface water flowing and any future storm water to run off the course. This work is not the final drainage solution for these holes and underground drainage systems will be detailed in the near future. The open drains between the 4th hole and 3rd hole have been cleaned out and extended to capture more surface water. A swale has been cut across the 3rd fairway and the start of the 2nd hole. These will be seeded and the grass will grow and they will be back to fairway conditions in the near future. Keep a look out for other areas which will be worked on.
Upcoming Major Competitions and Events...
Saturday 27th - Captains Trophy
Saturday 3rd - Monthly Medal and Max Allen Trophy
Saturday 10th - Keigwin Cup - Presidents Trophy
Sunday 11th - Mixed Foursomes Championship - Round 1
Sunday 18th - Mixed Foursomes championship - Round 2
Monday and Tuesday 19th/20th - Greens Renovation - Course Closed
Saturday 24th - Patrons Trophy & Foursomes Championship Qualifying Round
Saturday 1st - Monthly Medal
Sunday 2nd - POP-IN charity Day
Wednesday 5th - Vicars Shield Round 1
Saturday 8th - Vicars Shield Round 2
Saturday 22nd - Club Championships Qualifier - Round 1
Saturday 29th - Club Championships Qualifier - Round 2
9 Hole Cart Course - Stableford
Out of 10 competitors Chris Harvey won with 18 points and Warren Ryan running up with 15 points.
18 Hole Cart Course - Stableford
Harry Caust scored 31 points to win the competition.
Thirty four staters for the 4BBB and with 43 points the winners were Eugene O'Sullivan and David Scholes and running up was Piero Dal Bianco and Martin Flaxman with 42 points. Paul Carroll was the Individual winner with 36 points.
Terry Downing won the NTP 11th hole and the Pro-Pin!!
David Burgess won the 13th hole 2nd shot NTP.
W H Friend Trophy - Par event
It was great to get a field of 63 for a Par round; with still tough course conditions. As expected the score was relatively low with +2 the highest results. Mark De Jager won on a count back from Stephen Heywood. NTP 11th hole winner was Gregory Morgan and Michael Firth won the Pro-Pin.
Justin Smith won with 37 points and Nick Reinhard was runner up with 35.
The dozen framed photographs of Scottish golf courses that hang in the corridor outside the Locker Rooms were incorrectly claimed to be a gift from former member Jim Draper in an article two weeks ago. They were in fact donated by a current member well-known for his love of golf statistics, after he down-sized to the area in Nov 2018.
He collected the images when on a playing tour of great Scottish courses in 2009.
Jim donated the one in the picture to the right: Kings Course at Gleneagles, Royal Troon, Turnberry and The Old Course.
Apologies for the confusion.