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Edwalton May Newsletter

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

Greenkeeper’s update

Hi all,

What a month, May has been! They call it Mad May for a reason! The grass has been growing like wildfire and we have been continually mowing, desperately trying to keep on top of the grass. Last week the rough was growing 10mm+ a day!

We had a greenkeeper from Duxbury Park Golf Course come down with a tractor mounted sprayer and spray the fairways and tees with a selective herbicide. This has had tremendous results and both the areas are looking much better for it. This should increase the aesthetic potential of the fairways, allowing you to see the mowing stripes better. It will also help with growth as some weeds (especially dandelion and daisies) grow faster than grass and aside from distracting you from locating your ball, they will generate extra clippings (which will slow your ball) and provide small obstacles which may alter the lie of your ball in play.

The greens are still looking healthy and almost all of the areas that suffered in last year’s heat, have recovered. We are still undergoing maintenance work to continue improvement and provide you with the best playing experience possible.

Richard and ‘The Team’

PGA Professional & Golf Services Supervisor update

Another month and another Major winner, this time it was the powerful hitting Brooks Koepka who managed to tame the lengthy Bethpage Black (7468 yards) in the US PGA Championship. Here at Edwalton the course is thankfully a little shorter (6566 yards) but still presents a great test of accuracy and length, the recent mild weather has helped though, allowing the ball to fly a bit further in the air and gather a little extra roll on the fairways.

In May many of you took the opportunity to have a lesson or two to sharpen up your games, especially around the greens. This is an area which is often overlooked and for the average golfer over 50% of your total shots per round are won or lost around the greens.

But don’t worry, there’s still time to get in shape for the golfing season and you don’t even need to pay for a lesson as I’m offering FREE golf tips on our Facebook page which can be accessed via the link below. There will be new videos added each month so make sure you keep up to date. Click here to see the latest videos

Individual lessons

1 hour :£30

Package (4 x 1hour) : £100

Group lessons

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)

Chris Lager

Golf Services Supervisor & PGA Professional

Managers’ update

May has been another busy month at Edwalton! The greenkeepers have continued their hard work, maintaining the course to an excellent standard. We had the head greenkeeper down from Duxbury to spray the tees and fairways which will add to the great work the greenstaff have been doing to ensure we are delivering the best possible product to you all.

We had our first ‘Dementia in Golf’ session on Wednesday 29th which was a massive success. This was set up with our friends at the Trent Bridge community trust who run Cricket days for dementia sufferers at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. Our PGA Professionals Chris and Danny both did an excellent job setting up games on the putting green and driving range and it was great to see both dementia sufferers and their carers getting involved and enjoying themselves. After they had finished the activities everyone came inside to enjoy a great buffet spread put on by our chef Michele. The feedback we received from the attendees was fantastic and it’s definitely something we’ll be looking to do again in the near future. I would like to say a special thank you to all our seniors who came down to help out on the day.

We had numerous functions in the clubhouse throughout May; including a wedding reception and a ruby wedding anniversary which were both great to be a part of. We also had an NHS support group for people with Diabetes in Rushcliffe have their first session at Edwalton, who will now be coming down on a monthly basis to use the facilities.

The work improving the area around the clubhouse has continued, all the flower beds have now been built and we will have some flowers in there in the next week or so. We’re hoping this will create a more picturesque setting for you all to enjoy Edwalton, whether you’re a golfer or not!

I would like to thank you all for your continued support over the last month and hope to see you on the fairways soon.

Jordan Hind

Operations Manager

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