Edwalton April Newsletter
Welcome to the April edition of the Edwalton Golf Centre newsletter for 2019.
We’ve had a busy month this April! The dry but cold start to the month was starting to cause us problems, we needed to get water on the greens but the cold frosty morning meant that we couldn’t start the irrigation as the potential for water freezing in the pipes could have been catastrophic! Fortune was on our side as it warmed up enough for us to get the water flowing.
We have fertilised the greens again and they are looking exceptionally healthy and growing well. There will be some maintenance works being carried out on the greens in the upcoming weeks and we will try to inconvenience you as little as possible. This is essential for the health of the greens so please bear with us, the greens will benefit in the long run, which means you will have an ever improving quality surface to play on.
The tree work that we did around the main pond has been cleared and when time permits we will aim to improve around the smaller pond also. There will be tree works ongoing throughout the year as we try to remove some of the dead or dying trees and also to improve the quality of your golfing experience.
We are experimenting with different flag poles this seasons. Normally we have black and white striped poles but we have opted for straight white to make them more visible. We have also managed to repair the ball washer on the 7th tee, meaning all 3 ball washers around the course are all now fully functioning. Please let me know your opinion on this, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Richard and ‘The Team’
PGA Professional & Golf Services Supervisor update
It’s been an eventful start to the season which was kicked off with Tigers magnificent win at The Masters. When many thought he may never play again, let alone win, he defied all odds and claimed his 15th Major at Augusta. Congratulations also to Godfrey who managed to pick Tiger Woods in our club sweepstake!
Here at Edwalton the course is looking fantastic thanks to favourable weather conditions along with the hard work from our team of Greenkeepers in Richard, Phil & Nick. Lots of you have taken the time to report back to us and many have said they believe it to be the best condition they have seen the course in many a year.
The presentation of the course along with our increase in marketing campaigns has without doubt boosted our reputation, with many new and old faces visiting the club over the past month.
Many of you have taken the opportunity to have a lesson or two to enhance your performance on the course. However, for those of you still struggling here and there with your games there is still time to get your swing in shape for the summer. Please feel free to approach me and discuss how/ what you would like to work on.
We’ve had some stand out results over the month with special mention to new member Craig Richardson performing particularly well amongst the Seniors…cue handicap reduction!! It’s also been nice to see Dave Shephard back in action at the club after a short illness and our Seniors Organiser Dennis Miller would also like to thank his accomplice Mike Draper for his invaluable assistance in running the events.
The club also held the annual Lord Lieutenants Trophy, in which Club Captain Pav Kahn came out the overall winner, with Tauqeer Razak winning division 2 and Bob Jones topping the division 3 table.
For those of you who haven’t signed up yet, just a quick reminder that Carwyn Smith is hosting his ‘Biggest Secret in Golf’ at the club on Thursday 9th May 6-7.30pm, some tickets are still available to purchase at the golf reception.
1 hour :£30
Package (4 x 1hour) : £100
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)
Golf Services Supervisor & PGA Professional
We had a great start to April weather wise, allowing the greenkeepers to keep on top of the mowing and you guys to reap the rewards of their hard work! We are delighted with the progress the greenkeepers have made on the course and feel the course is being maintained to a level both us and you, the customer, can be proud of.
We launched our Range Rewards programme in April, which has been a huge success. Many of you have already enjoyed some great prizes that are on offer if you find one of our ‘special golf balls’ in your range basket, from a free hot drink to a free family swim at Rushcliffe Arena.
Since the change in management, the driving range is an area we are working hard to improve. With the path being put down and the picnic benches being there, we hope to be well on our way to not only having an area to go and brush up on your golf skills, but also a social space for you to enjoy with both friends and family.
We have continued to strive to ensure we are delivering the best possible product to you all, which means whilst our work to ensure the golf course is in the best condition possible is paramount, we have also continued to improve the clubhouse and surrounding area.
Mick has continued his fantastic work on the flower beds along the patio, which he hopes to have completed within the next couple of weeks. The entrance at the front of the building has been jet washed and trees have been planted in the brick flower beds, with the aim of creating a more inviting and tidy entrance to the Centre.
I would like to thank you all for your continued support throughout the last couple of months and hope to see you on the fairways soon.