How many ears must one man have, before he can hear people cry?
Now I’m not sure if this is a Greens Update or another from the Chairman?
But here goes anyway, you may remember when I took over as Chairman I stated “You can always approach me with your issues, comments or concerns, just use the right channels”
Well this morning I received a text from a member, who I have great respect for. Asking about our lovely course and the closure situation. Whether this was just for her/his own benefit or for others in his/her peer group, I promised, I would visit the course this morning and provide you all with some up to date pictures of the course condition.
So, as if by magic (And some dirty trousers) please find a gallery of photographs showing the reason for the closures … please swipe on the main image to see the next photo in the gallery. The course is saturated, walking from the first and seventh tees is a challenge in itself.
Please check out the ditch behind the 1st green, can anyone remember water in there before? Simply keeping to the very edge of the fairway/rough I have left my mark. Imagine the affect if we were ALL on the course. That’s without our Greens staff being able to get machinery to the course to cut the grass!
Now for better News
But it’s not all doom and gloom as Blue and Ian have been very busy. We’ve had the odd tree fall over and clear up operations are in hand.
Water is still flowing off the course at a nice steady rate and I am pleased to inform you that we will shortly be having a meeting with the Vice (Presently Acting LOL) Captain, Andy Lilley, Blue, Myself and a drainage expert. Not only that but Andy has pledged his Captains year to the drainage of our course. Thank You Andy, as you all know this is one of my projects. Thank you to Paul and Neil, see not ALL in vain!
Whats more, the team are getting us ready for when the course can be opened again without restrictions. The paths are being attended to, the greens, tees and dry areas of the fairways are all better for the rest.
I have spoken to Blue this morning and like us all he is as frustrated, demoralised and whatever other ‘down in dumps’ words you would like to describe our situation, as the rest of us.
Blue said, apart from “what are you doing on the course, get home to your family” LOL
“Baz I can assure you we have taken everything into account in making the course closure decisions and we are working towards the re-opening just as soon as possible”
And believe me, as you know Blue and Ian are golfers too and they truly do understand. They have mine and the Committees FULL support.
Lastly as a reminder, when the course is open again to us shortly can you PLEASE take onboard the Buggy and Trolley Routes. It has been designed to keep us playing and protect our lovely course.
Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you on the course very soon! Oh and the answer is blowing in the wind … hopefully.