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Edwalton March Newsletter

Welcome to the March edition of the Edwalton Golf Centre newsletter for 2019.

Greenkeeper’s update

Hi all,

We’ve had a funny month with regards to weather and after the cracking head start we had to this year, it turned wet and set us back a little. This being said the sun has come back out and we are back on the mowers. While we were not able to get out with the mowers we used the time to continue the clearing up of the pond area between the 3rd and 5th fairways. Clearing this area will visually improve the course and allow more light and air to the area which will aid the growth of the grass.

We have also topped up some of the bunkers on the course with fresh sand and have extensively raked up the existing sand in the other bunkers so that you a fresh fluffy bed to play out of if you do have the misfortune of encountering one of these hazards.

The drainage ditch that was dug last year as an overflow from the ponds has collapsed slightly which did cause a temporary set back but we have managed to secure a steady flow of water and the course is much drier this year.

The greens have been verticut, sprayed and fertilised. As a result of this, the greens are looking healthy and are playing at a good pace. A few members have commented on the roll of the ball carrying them too far!

With the new season quickly approaching, new flags, poles, cups and bunker rakes will be set out on the course to give it that fresh new, spring feel that April brings every year.

I hope that you get the same pride and enjoyment from playing, as we get from providing you with a course that we are proud of.

Richard and ‘The Team’

 

PGA Professional & Golf Services Supervisor update:

With the first golfing Major of the year fast approaching we have lots of news and exciting things to look forward to here at Edwalton this year.

Firstly, it’s been nice to see lots of old as well as new faces visiting the club over the last few weeks now that the weather appears to have turned milder.

Over the weekend we held our traditional Captains ‘Drive-In’ which was well attended as we welcomed Mr Pav Khan, our 2019 Club Captain and his Vice Captain Mr Dennis Miller to the 1st tee as they teed up and drove off down the fairway to signify the start of their year in position.

As we move closer to a busy and eventful golfing season why not think about getting your game in shape. We all enjoy the game much more when we feel as though we are playing well. Many golfers have the misconception that golf lessons are for ‘better players’ or ‘beginners’ but to be perfectly honest we can all improve, often with just a few alterations here and there.

If you would like a lesson feel free to come and have a chat with me and we can go from there. I am available for Individual lessons as well as several group lessons detailed below.

Individual

1 hour :£30

Package (4 x 1hour) : £100

Group

Tuesday Ladies Beginner / Intermediate Group: £7.50 per Lady (10am-11am)

Monday Night Roll-Up Adult Class: £7.50 per person (6pm-7pm)

Sunday Junior Class: £7 per Junior (11.30am-12.30pm)

And finally…..most of you of course will own your own set of golf clubs but we would like to inform you that we have invested in some new hire clubs for Juniors, Ladies and Men. This is to enable new golfers to try the game without the expense of purchasing clubs of their own. We think this will further break down ‘expense barriers’ which will ultimately, we hope, encourage more people to take up the game we all love. So if you do have any friends or family member wishing to ‘have a go’ at golf please do share this information with them.

Chris Lager

Golf Services Supervisor & PGA Professional

 

Managers’ update

With the fantastic weather we had throughout February we have been able to make great progress here at Edwalton to ensure the course is in the best possible condition ready for the fast approaching new golf season.

We have launched a number of new initiatives aimed at improving inclusion and creating a community atmosphere for the centre, including our detailed monthly course updates that can be found both in the clubhouse and on our social media pages. We have also launched our member of the month campaign with Dennis Miller winning in February and Peter Standring winning it for March, both of whom are valued members at Edwalton and are always in the clubhouse with a smile on their faces.

We have also started work to improve the area around the clubhouse and driving range. A wood chip path has been put down leading up to the driving range in order to improve the accessibility of the range and new picnic benches will be arriving within the next few weeks to make it a more inviting and social area. Mick has also started building flower beds around the outside of the clubhouse, something that will also be continuing over the next few weeks with a view of creating a more inviting and vibrant look for the Centre.

I would like to thank you all for your patience throughout this transitional period leading up to the new season and hope to see you on the fairways soon.

Jordan Hind

Operations Manager

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