With the frosty mornings and the swirls of thick sea mist we have seen at different times over the past week, Jay and his team have had the freedom of the Golf Course to really get stuck into some heavy duty woodland clearing. There is quite a transformation down on the 16th hole. The next big job in the near future is the Auguring of the 4th, 10th and 3rd greens.
Auguring is a process whereby golf hole sized holes are drilled down into the greens at approximately 1 metre intervals to a depth of up to 5 feet. The holes are then back filled with Pea Shingle and then topped up with root zone soil. The benefits of this work are of course immediate drainage improvements, but the more long term consequences are better growth of the more desired grasses and better playing surfaces all year round.
Next week sees the beginning of February and the beginning of the Chairman's Course Improvements Golf Ball Raffle. As explained in previous newsletters, Peter Richardson came up with the idea of a monthly raffle from which 100% of the profits will go towards 'extra golf course improvements. These improvements will be reported on through my newsletters with pictures to go with, showing the projects being undertaken and completed.
The rewards for your participation in the raffle are not only a better golf course for you all to enjoy, but the takings will be split 60% / 40% with the 40% going into a prize pot that at the end of every month will see the winner, drawn from a hat, winning the amount of the prize pot in golf balls. So from 1st February onwards when you're next in the shop, do not only purchase your tickets at £5 for a strip of 5, but also leave your feedback as to where you would suggest the new found funds should go - I will pass on the feedback at the monthly Greens Meetings, before publishing the best feedback ideas in my newsletters for everyone's interest.
Sene Valley Veterans and Ladies Open Entry forms are now available for download, tell your friends from other clubs .........
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Editor Colin Hatcher